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thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
deranged - insane
dorsal - relating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
animated - lively; spirited
coercion - use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
clamber - climb by crawling with difficulties; scramble
wizardry - sorcery; magic
defrock - strip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock
flippant - lacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy