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dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
pulse - rhythmical throbbing of arteries; brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity; V: pulsate
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
hew - cut to pieces with ax or sword; chop; N.
mangle - tear or cut to pieces; mutilate or disfigure; Ex. badly mangled bodies
reparable - capable of being repaired
inordinate - beyond reasonable limits; unrestrained; excessive; Ex. inordinate demands
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
tantrum - fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
thrifty - careful about money; economical; N. thrift