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amalgamate - (of societies or groups) combine; unite in one body
penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
inhibit - restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition
churlish - boorish; rude; N. churl: boor; yahoo
pariah - social outcast; Ex. Mariah the pariah
imbroglio - complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
cascade - small waterfall
rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
harry - harass, annoy, torment (by repeated attacks); raid
expository - explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition