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climactic - relating to the highest point; N. climax; CF. climatic
turgid - swollen; distended (as from liquid)
phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
summation - act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
insensible - unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible
simian - monkeylike; N: ape or monkey
chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
apothegm - (apophthegm) pithy, compact saying