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::: throb - (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart
::: tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
::: lopsided - heavier or larger on one side than the other; Ex. lopsided way of walking
::: anthology - book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus
::: rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
::: wrongheaded - stubbornly wrong
::: dissolution - disintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
::: abjure - renounce upon oath
::: grotesque - fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)
::: implicit - understood but not stated; implied; unquestioning and complete; Ex. implicit trust