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fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
brazen - insolent; without shame; bold; Ex. brazen lie; V: face with bold self-assurance or with unshamed confidence
estranged - separated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement
substantive - substantial; essential; pertaining to the substance; substantial; considerable; Ex. substantive issues
transitory - transient; impermanent; fleeting; N. transitoriness
restraint - moderation or self-control; controlling force; restriction
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
incoherent - unintelligible; muddled; unable to express one's thoughts in an orderly manner; illogical; lacking cohesion; not coherent
gyroscope - apparatus used to maintain balance, ascertain direction, etc.