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maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
distrait - absentminded; distracted
sinister - evil; ominous
hyperbole - exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola
tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
amphitheater - oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena
negligible - so small, trifling, or unimportant as to be easily disregarded
centigrade - denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
dexterous - skillful; skill in using hands or mind; N. dexterity
franchise - right or privilege granted by authority; right to vote; license to sell a product in a particular territory