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convulsion - violent uncontrollable shaking movement (caused by illness); V. convulse; ADJ. convulsive
jovial - good-natured; merry; cheerful
execute - put into effect; carry out; kill as a lawful punishment; N. execution
correlate - either of the correlated things; V.
wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp
doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words