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torrent - rushing stream; flood; Ex. The rain fell in torrents.
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
galvanic - of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani
mishap - unfortunate accident
rigid - hard and unbending; stiff and unyielding; fixed in behavior or views; strict; rigorous; Ex. rigid rule
prurient - having or causing lustful desires and thoughts; arousing immoderate sexual desire
swill - drink greedily
nonplus - put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more
nettle - irritate; annoy; vex; ADJ. nettlesome
flotsam - drifting wreckage