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fusillade - simultaneous firing or outburst (of missiles, questions, etc.)
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
maim - mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life
discriminate - distinguish; make distinctions on the basis of preference
ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
scorch - sear; N.
aperture - opening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light
appreciate - be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
regicide - murder of a king or queen
polity - (particular form of) political organization; form of government of nation or state; Ex. student polity