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hatch - deck opening; lid covering a deck opening; V: emerge from an egg; produce (young) from an egg
sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
nascent - incipient; coming into being or existence; Ex. nascent ability in music
upbraid - reprimand; severely scold
disperse - scatter; Ex. disperse the cloud/crowd
sinister - evil; ominous
transpose - reverse the order or position of
rue - regret; lament; mourn; Ex. He will rue the day; N. ADJ. rueful
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace