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throb - (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart
fracas - brawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee
founder - person who establishes (an organization or business)
founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
frail - weak; N. frailty
condign - adequate; (of punishment) severe and well deserved
debar - bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services
conformist - person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)