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throes - violent anguish
iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
calligraphy - beautiful writing; excellent penmanship
neophyte - recent convert; new member of a religious group; beginner; CF. plant
primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
incarnate - endowed with flesh; invested with bodily form; personified; Ex. devil incarnate; V: give bodily form to; embody
commune - small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature
ambulatory - able to walk
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism