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::: metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
::: concordat - formal agreement
::: fathomless - too deep to be measured or understood; unfathomable
::: dally - trifle with; toy with; treat without the necessary seriousness; procrastinate; waste time
::: punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures
::: ferocious - fierce; violent; N. ferocity
::: parameter - limit; independent variable; Ex. parameters of the problem; Ex. within the parameters of the budget
::: skeptic - sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism
::: taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
::: elated - filled with excited joy and pride; overjoyed; in high spirits; joyful and proud; Ex. elated crowd; V. elate; N. elation