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motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
enliven - make lively or spirited; animate
marred - damaged; disfigured; V. mar: spoil; disfigure
hallucination - delusion; false idea; false perception of objects with a compelling sense of their reality; objects so perceived; V. hallucinate; ADJ. hallucinatory
harping - tiresome dwelling on a subject; V. harp: dwell on(think or speak a lot about) tediously
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
palpitate - throb; beat rapidly; flutter; tremble; Ex. Her heart began to palpitate.
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
mammoth - gigantic; enormous