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volatile - changeable; of a quickly changing nature (as of temper); mercurial; tending to violence; evaporating rapidly; Ex. volatile character/situation in the street
convex - curving outward
haunt - (of a spirit) visit (a place); come to mind continually; visit (a place) regularly; frequent; Ex. haunted house; Ex. haunted by his last words; N: place much frequented
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
redoubtable - formidable; causing fear
facsimile - copy
rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
epilogue - short speech at conclusion of dramatic work
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw