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galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
disproportion - lack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate
incinerate - burn to ashes
volley - simultaneous discharge of a number of shots; V.
dishearten - discourage
gyroscope - apparatus used to maintain balance, ascertain direction, etc.
sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
sleigh - large vehicle drawn by a horse over snow or ice
obeisance - bow (to show respect and obedience)
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health