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throb - (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart
parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
umbrage - resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
jocose - given to(having a tendency of) joking
bigot - one who is intolerant (in matters of religion or politics)
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
culinary - relating to cooking or kitchen
prank - mischievous trick
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy