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::: satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
::: beseech - beg; plead with
::: gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
::: historical - connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)
::: tantrum - fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
::: philanthropist - lover of mankind; doer of good; N. philanthropy
::: anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
::: refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
::: dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
::: agitate - stir up; disturb