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::: latch - fastening or lock consisting of a movable bar that fits into a notch; V: close with a latch
::: restitution - returning something (lost or stolen) to the rightful owner; reparation; indemnification; compensation for loss, damage, or injury
::: distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
::: volatile - changeable; of a quickly changing nature (as of temper); mercurial; tending to violence; evaporating rapidly; Ex. volatile character/situation in the street
::: surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
::: rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
::: pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
::: dishonor - disgrace; N. ADJ. dishonorable
::: apocalyptic - prophetic; pertaining to revelations especially of disaster; N. apocalypse
::: poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position