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maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
swelter - (of a person) suffer from oppressive heat; be oppressed by heat
sonic - of sound or its speed in air; CF. subsonic, supersonic
decrepitude - state of collapse or weakness caused by illness or old age
swagger - walk or behave with an over-confident manner
hovel - shack; small wretched house
baffle - frustrate; perplex
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
squeamish - easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.
diorama - life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background