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tempestuous - stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
conflagration - great fire
elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
unique - without an equal; single in kind
disbar - make (a lawyer) leave the bar or the legal profession
headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
conjure - cause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.
orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth