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::: throes - violent anguish
::: caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
::: eschew - avoid habitually; Ex. eschew alcoholic drinks
::: shove - push forward; push roughly; Ex. pushing and shoving to get on the bus; N.
::: reprobate - morally disapproved person; person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency; CF. disapproved by God ?
::: poignancy - quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
::: embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
::: entrepreneur - businessperson (who assumes the risk of a business venture); contractor; ADJ. entrepreneurial
::: phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
::: egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical