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odoriferous - giving off an odor
restraint - moderation or self-control; controlling force; restriction
scurry - move hastily; hurry; move briskly
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
infernal - pertaining to hell; devilish; N. inferno: place of fiery heat or destruction
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
interloper - intruder; one who interferes
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
commemorative - remembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion