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thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
bungle - mismanage; blunder; botch; blow; spoil by clumsy behavior
deploy - spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line; distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically
ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
conjure - cause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.
incantation - singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant
ludicrous - laughable; ridiculous; trifling
inhibit - restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition
carcinogenic - causing cancer; N. carcinogen
incentive - spur; motive; something which encourages one to greater activity