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bromide - platitude; chemical compound used to calm excitement
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
projectile - missile; fired or thrown object (such as stone or bullet)
ephemeral - short-lived; fleeting
flail - beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle
euphoria - feeling of exaggerated or unfounded(ungrounded; baseless) well-being; feeling of great happiness or well-being (when unreasonable); ADJ. euphoriaric
fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
endorse - approve; support; write one's signature on the back of; N. endorsement; CF. dorsal