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compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
florid - ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
didactic - (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism
levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
infamous - notoriously bad; notorious; well known for being bad; Ex. infamous behavior; N: infamy: infamous act; evil fame or reputation
babble - chatter idly or foolishly; make continuous sounds like water running gently over rounded stone; N.
centrifugal - radiating; departing from the center
scrutinize - examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny
calamity - disaster; misery
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement