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cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
grimace - facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.
abstemious - sparing in eating and drinking; temperate
fermentation - chemical reaction that splits complex organic compounds; unrest; agitation
barrister - counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar
sonic - of sound or its speed in air; CF. subsonic, supersonic
compost - mixture of decaying organic matter used as fertilizer; V: put or make compost
benediction - blessing
chase - ornament a metal surface by indenting; follow rapidly to catch
pestle - tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar