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invective - abuse
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
bemoan - lament; moan for; express sorrow or disapproval of
grouse - complain; fuss; grumble; grouch; N: plump chickenlike game bird
disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
imperative - absolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command; Ex. It is imperative that; N: something that must be done
requiem - mass for the dead; dirge
punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures