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::: corpulent - very fat; N. corpulence
::: chivalrous - courteous; faithful; brave; N. chivalry
::: fulminate - thunder; explode; issue a severe denunciation
::: euphemism - mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic
::: fortitude - bravery; courage; strength of mind
::: subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
::: reprisal - retaliation
::: tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
::: lethargic - drowsy; dull; N. lethargy: state of sluggishness and inactivity
::: concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction