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oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
component - element; ingredient
bane - posion; cause of ruin; ADJ. baneful: harmful; poisonous
dissuade - persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
bacchanalian - drunken
rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
remediable - reparable
poignancy - quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
codicil - supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will