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gesticulation - motion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make gestures (while speaking)
supernumerary - person or thing excess of what is necessary; extra; ADJ: additional to the usual or necessary number
induct - place formally in office; install; admit as a member; initiate; N. induction: inducting; process of deriving general principles from particular facts
mock - ridicule; deride; imitate often in derision
instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
megalomania - mania for doing grandiose things; mental disorder characterized by delusions of wealth, power, or importance
vacillate - waver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
galvanic - of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani
sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
shoddy - made of inferior material; sham; not genuine; inferior; dishonest; Ex. shoddy goods/trick