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distend - expand; swell out
ecstasy - rapture; very strong feeling of joy and happiness; any overpowering emotion; ADJ. ecstatic: causing or experiencing ecstasy
specious - seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
blemish - mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
interjection - exclamation; Ex. ``Ouch''
derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
menace - threat; V: threaten
decree - authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment