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::: hydrophobia - fear of water; rabies
::: rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
::: vacuous - empty; lacking in ideas; inane; stupid; Ex. vacuous expression; N. vacuity
::: marvel - To become filled with wonder or astonishment; N. One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder.
::: parochial - narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes
::: infringe - violate (a law); encroach (the right of another person)
::: rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
::: raspy - making a harsh noise; grating; harsh
::: dilettante - aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight
::: douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse