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exhume - dig out of the ground; remove from a grave
embargo - ban on commerce or other activity
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
indoctrinate - cause to accept a doctrine without questioning it; Ex. indoctrinated with mindless anti-communism
frigid - intensely cold; cold in manner; Ex. frigid zone
spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
aloft - upward; high up in the air
rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
bacchanalian - drunken
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.