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catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
espouse - adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal
polar - of a pole; characterized by opposite extremes; Ex. polar opposites
douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
exact - demand and obtain by force; Ex. exact a promise from him; N. exaction
brackish - somewhat saline
sullen - silently showing ill humor or resentment; dark; gloomy
dirge - funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)
prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails