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desperate - having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort
redoubtable - formidable; causing fear
aloft - upward; high up in the air
purveyor - furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
dogmatic - opinionated; holding stubbornly to one's opinion; arbitrary; doctrinal
extrovert - person interested mostly in external objects and actions
gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person
gravity - seriousness; ADJ. grave
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass