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calamity - disaster; misery
underhand - (underhanded) done slyly and secretly (being dishonest)
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
rejoinder - reply; retort; comeback; V. rejoin: say in reply
elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
glut - overstock; fill beyond capacity (with food); fill to excess; N: oversupply
slake - satisfy (thirst); quench; sate
exact - demand and obtain by force; Ex. exact a promise from him; N. exaction
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
supposititious - assumed; counterfeit; hypothetical