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wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp
rabid - of or suffering rabies; like a fanatic; extremely zealous; furious; CF. rabies: hydrophobia
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
lectern - reading desk or stand for a public speaker
verdigris - green coating or patina on copper which has been exposed to the weather
recapitulate - summarize
intervene - come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
assimilate - absorb; take (food) into the body and digest it; understand (knowledge) completely and be able to use properly; cause to become homogeneous (the people of a country or race in the wasy of behaving or thinking)
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
renounce - abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation