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respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
propound - put forth for consideration or analysis; set forth; Ex. propound a problem/theory
crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
capitulate - surrender; give up all resistance
distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
berserk - mad with violent anger; frenzied; madly excited
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
hypothetical - based on assumptions or hypotheses; supposed; N. hypothesis
formality - ceremonious quality; ceremonious adherence to rules; something done just for form's sake; Ex. mere formality
brandish - wave around (a weapon); flourish