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::: bromide - platitude; chemical compound used to calm excitement
::: meter - arrangement of words in the form of poetry (by accentual rhythm)
::: wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
::: lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
::: astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
::: parquet - floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece
::: annul - make void
::: levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
::: growl - low, guttural, menacing sound (as of a dog)
::: rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction