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exult - rejoice
maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
makeshift - temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
figment - invention; something invented; imaginary thing; Ex. figment of your imagination
ragamuffin - dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze