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turbulence - state of violent agitation; ADJ. turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
philology - study of language or words
subdue - less intense; quieter; Ex. subdued lighting; Ex. subdue: conquer; make less intense; quiet; Ex. subdue one's anger
criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
militant - combative; bellicose; N.
bountiful - generous; graciously generous; showing bounty
cede - yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
whimsical - capricious; fanciful; amusingly strange
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.