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summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
transitory - transient; impermanent; fleeting; N. transitoriness
waive - give up temporarily; yield; N. waiver: waiving a right or claim; document that waives a right or claim
pang - sudden sharp feeling of pain
eventual - happening at last as a result; Ex. eventual victory
quiescent - dormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence
growl - low, guttural, menacing sound (as of a dog)
exhort - urge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general exhorted his men to fight bravely; N. exhortation
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.
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue