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piscatorial - pertaining to fishing; CF. Pisces
propriety - fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
antithesis - contrast; direct opposite of or to; ADJ. antithetic or antithetical
galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
throb - (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart
dislodge - remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
desolate - make desolate; forsake; abandon and desert
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
carafe - glass water bottle; decanter