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girth - distance around something; circumference
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
caricature - distortion; burlesque
scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
chronic - long established as a disease
reminiscence - recollection; V. reminisce: recollect the past
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
comatose - in a coma; extremely sleepy
aureole - sun's corona; halo; bright circle of light
stipulate - state as a necessary condition (of an agreement); make express conditions; specify; Ex. He stipulated payment in advance