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transmute - transform; change; convert to something different
frenzied - madly excited; N. frenzy: violent wild excitement
topography - physical features of a region (such as the shape and height); CF. topo-: place
pluck - courage; V: pull off or out; pull out the hair or feathers of; ADJ. plucky: courageous; brave
crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
obeisance - bow (to show respect and obedience)
moratorium - legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
gale - windstorm; gust of wind; emotional outburst (laughters, tears); Ex. gale of laughter