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interjection - exclamation; Ex. ``Ouch''
excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
pragmatic - practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill
arable - fit for growing crops; Ex. arable land
inundate - flood; overflow; submerge; cover completely; Ex. inundated with work
criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
scanty - meager; insufficient
homily - sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs