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swipe - hit with a sweeping motion; N.
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
peroration - conclusion of an oration; perorating; V. perorate: conclude a speech; speak at great length
sparse - not thick; thinly scattered; scanty
pulpit - raised platform used in preaching (in a church)
rationale - fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action
significant - expressing a meaning; important; Ex. significant smile; N. significance: importance; meaning; V. signify: denote; mean; signal; make known; matter; be significant
dispatch - speediness; prompt execution; message sent with all due speed; V: send to a specified destination; finish promptly; kill
holocaust - destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust
phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes