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livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
headfirst - moving with the head leading; headlong
enrapture - please intensely; fill with rapture and delight
carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
heresy - opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion; ADJ. heretical; CF. heretic
overt - open to view; public; not secret; CF. covert
celerity - speed; rapidity
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
quench - assuage or satisfy (thrust); slake; douse or extinguish; put out; suppress