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::: alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
::: hue_and_cry - outcry; loud cry or clamor; strong protest; Ex. hue and cry against the new rule
::: blasphemy - irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
::: plummet - fall sharply; fall straight down; Ex. Stock prices plummeted.
::: retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
::: calligraphy - beautiful writing; excellent penmanship
::: vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
::: colossal - huge
::: offhand - casual; done without prior thought or preparation
::: incense - enrage; infuriate(make furious); make extremely angry; outrage; N: aromatic substance burned to produce a pleasant odor