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distend - expand; swell out
aphorism - pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
crone - hag; ugly old woman
imperious - domineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor
augury - omen; prophecy; sign of coming events; V. augur: predict; foretell; be a sign of (something in future)
jetsam - things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
dispatch - speediness; prompt execution; message sent with all due speed; V: send to a specified destination; finish promptly; kill
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
frigid - intensely cold; cold in manner; Ex. frigid zone