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insubstantial - lacking substance; insignificant; frail; immaterial
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
clipper - sailing vessel built for great speed
fester - rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
surpass - exceed
apoplexy - stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood in the brain
volatile - changeable; of a quickly changing nature (as of temper); mercurial; tending to violence; evaporating rapidly; Ex. volatile character/situation in the street
abeyance - suspended action
crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
incandescent - strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle