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idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
impinge - infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.
linger - loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.
largess - generous gift (given to people who do not have enough)
kudos - honor; glory; acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement
dormant - sleeping; temporarily inactive; lethargic; latent
rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
ecstasy - rapture; very strong feeling of joy and happiness; any overpowering emotion; ADJ. ecstatic: causing or experiencing ecstasy
divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
paroxysm - fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst