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disengage - uncouple; separate; disconnect; stop fighting; OP. engage
opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
discount - disregard; regard (a story or news) as unimportant; deduct from a cost
virulent - (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom
metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
metaphysical - pertaining to speculative philosophy; of metaphysics; N. metaphysics: branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality
desultory - aimless; haphazard; digressing at random
torrent - rushing stream; flood; Ex. The rain fell in torrents.