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cadence - rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
protagonist - leader or noticeable supporter of an idea; chief character in a play or story
fulcrum - support on which a lever rests or pivots
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
verdigris - green coating or patina on copper which has been exposed to the weather
correlation - mutual relationship
trepidation - fear; nervous apprehension
hew - cut to pieces with ax or sword; chop; N.
refraction - bending of a ray of light