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bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
advert - refer
discord - conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)
postmortem - autopsy; ADJ: occurring after death; of a postmortem
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
platonic - purely spiritual; theoretical; without sensual desire
irretrievable - impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve
rusticate - banish to the country; dwell in the country
travail - strenuous work; toil; painful labor; labor of childbirth
scurrilous - abusive; obscene; indecent; Ex. scurrilous remark