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polar - of a pole; characterized by opposite extremes; Ex. polar opposites
throb - (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
referendum - direct vote by all the people
jovial - good-natured; merry; cheerful
cerebral - pertaining to the brain or intellect; intellectual rather than emotional; CF. cerebrum
cloister - monastery or convent