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cognizance - knowledge; ADJ. cognizant; having knowledge; aware
brunt - main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin
ferment - agitation; commotion(noisy and excited activity); unrest (of a political kind); V. produce by fermentation; undergo fermentation; cause (a state of trouble)
fracas - brawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee
warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
lottery - contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots
mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
handsome - large in quantity; generous; Ex. handsome reward
pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.