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adapt - make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.
stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
throes - violent anguish
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
physiological - pertaining to the science of the function of living organisms; N. physiology
exalt - raise in rank or dignity; praise highly; inspire; Ex. exalt the imagination; ADJ. exalted; N. exaltation
crest - top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird
benediction - blessing
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
import - significance; importance; meaning