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overwhelm - (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
propriety - fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
bedraggle - wet thoroughly; ADJ. bedraggled: draggled
executor - person designated to execute the terms of a will;
avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
coeval - living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
inextricable - from which it is impossible to get free; that cannot be untied; Ex. inextricable troubles; Ex. inextricable two histories
snivel - complain or whine tearfully; run at the nose; snuffle; Ex. Don't come back sniveling to me.