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prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
bombastic - pompous; using inflated language
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
emolument - salary; payment for an office; compensation
domineer - rule over tyrannically
indeterminate - uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite
smudge - dirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V.
beleaguer - besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
gale - windstorm; gust of wind; emotional outburst (laughters, tears); Ex. gale of laughter
sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance