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aphorism - pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
corrosive - eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce
emetic - substance causing vomiting; ADJ.
verbose - wordy; N. verbosity
chicanery - trickery; deception
holocaust - destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust