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implode - burst inward; CF. vaccum tube
plumber - one who installs and repairs pipes and plumbing(pipes)
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
precarious - unsafe; lacking in stability; uncertain; risky; Ex. precarious living
comatose - in a coma; extremely sleepy
mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence