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perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
mutter - utter (complaining words) indistinctly in low tones
concurrent - happening at the same time; in agreement
menace - threat; V: threaten
apothegm - (apophthegm) pithy, compact saying
mitigate - appease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
reciprocal - mutual; given and received in return; exchangeable; interacting; Ex. reciprocal trade agreement
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
centrifugal - radiating; departing from the center