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billow - large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows
repugnance - disgust; strong dislike; loathing; ADJ. repugnant: arousing disgust; repulsive
hackneyed - commonplace; trite
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
oligarchy - government by a privileged few
herald - messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher
squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
bombastic - pompous; using inflated language
reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
exemplary - serving as a model; outstanding; Ex. exemplary punishment/behavior; N. exemplar: typical example; model