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descry - catch sight of (something distant)
prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
chortle - chuckle with delight; N.
pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire
caliber - ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber
nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint
nauseate - cause to become sick; fill with disgust; fill nausea
ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
winsome - charming (in a childlike way); agreeable; gracious; engaging
presume - take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption