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::: rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
::: prodigious - enormous; marvelous; extraordinary; Ex. prodigious amount/memory
::: seethe - be violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.
::: ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
::: anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
::: clamor - loud continous noise; continuous demand or complaint made by a large number of people; V: make a clamor; express (a demand) continually and loudly; ADJ. clamorous
::: cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
::: sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
::: peddle - travel about selling (wares); CF. foot
::: opalescent - iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence