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catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
nubile - marriageable; of marriageable age; CF. connubial
bluff - pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
adore - love deeply and respect highly
blotch - spot; blot; CF. blot+botch
rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
jettison - throw overboard (from a ship or plane)
wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp
nourish - provide with food necessary for life and growth