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tempestuous - stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
recondite - abstruse; not easily understood; profound; secret
pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
projectile - missile; fired or thrown object (such as stone or bullet)
invoke - call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
repel - drive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
outwit - outsmart; defeat by behaving more cleverly
convex - curving outward