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hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
clime - climate
concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream
recapitulate - summarize
numismatist - person who collects coins; N. numismatics: study or collection of money, coins, and medals
faction - party; clique (within a large group); dissension
agitate - stir up; disturb
euthanasia - mercy killing
plaudit - praise; enthusiastic approval; round(succession or series) of applause; ADJ. plauditory; CF. applaud