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oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
fracas - brawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee
florid - ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
coeval - living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
actuate - motivate; activate; cause to act
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
moribund - dying; at the point of death; CF. death
fuddle - make stupid or confused as with alcholic drink; N. in a fuddle: confused
conclusive - decisive; ending all debate
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)