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commiserate - feel or express pity or sympathy for
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
belabor - harp on; dwell on tediously; explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; assail verbally; beat severely; attack physically
sonic - of sound or its speed in air; CF. subsonic, supersonic
excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
secrete - conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive
tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
expertise - specialized knowledge (in a particular field); expert skill
invert - turn upside down or inside out; reverse the position or condition of