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tempestuous - stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
console - lessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort; allay the sorrow of; N. consolation
grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
noose - loop formed in a rope
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
heckler - person who verbally harasses others; V. heckle: verbally harass as with gibes (by interrupting a speaker or speech)
conversant - familiar with; having knowledge of
contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
beget - father; become the father of; produce; give rise to
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism