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rapture - great joy and delight; ecstasy; ADJ. rapturous
allude - refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference
harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
guile - deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning; Ex. persuade her by guile
implausible - unlikely (to be true); unbelievable; Ex. implausible alibi
emolument - salary; payment for an office; compensation
incursion - temporary invasion; CF. excursion: short journey
berate - scold strongly
serpentine - winding; twisting; of or like a serpent; Ex. serpentine course of the river; N. serpent: snake