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rousing - lively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
execrate - curse; express abhorrence for; detest
persist - continue in existence; last; continue in a course of action in spite of opposition; Ex. persist in/with something; ADJ. persistent
cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
quadruped - four-footed animal; ADJ. CF. biped
coroner - public official who investigates any death thought to be of other than natural causes
distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
glut - overstock; fill beyond capacity (with food); fill to excess; N: oversupply