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tumult - commotion of a great crowd; riot; noise; uproar; ADJ. tumultuous: noisy and disorderly
macerate - soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper
odyssey - long, eventful, adventurous journey
cloister - monastery or convent
defame - harm someone's reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
maim - mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
incoherent - unintelligible; muddled; unable to express one's thoughts in an orderly manner; illogical; lacking cohesion; not coherent