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ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
zenith - point directly overhead in the sky; summit; acme; highest point
chancellor - legal official of high rank; CF. chancellery(chancellory): position of a chancellor
impetuous - violent; hasty; rash; impulsive; without careful thought; Ex. impetuous decision
connivance - pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance; permission to offend; V. connive: feign ignorance (of a wrong); cooperate secretly in an illegal action; conspire
throb - (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart
boisterous - violent; rough; noisy
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely