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gesticulation - motion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make gestures (while speaking)
delve - dig; search deeply; investigate
vortex - whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
aureole - sun's corona; halo; bright circle of light
mandate - order; charge; authoritative command; power to govern another country; power to given to a government; region under administration; V: give a mandate to; place under a mandate; Ex. mandated territory
convention - social or moral custom; established practice; formal meeting; international agreement
elevation - elevated position; altitude; height; flat upright side of a building; angle made by pointing a gun; Ex. The elevation of her style is much admired; Ex. front elevation of the house
immobility - state of being immovable
compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
menace - threat; V: threaten