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::: mercurial - capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood
::: prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
::: sumptuous - grand suggesting great expense; lavish; rich; Ex. sumptuous feast
::: pulse - rhythmical throbbing of arteries; brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity; V: pulsate
::: idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
::: coroner - public official who investigates any death thought to be of other than natural causes
::: latch - fastening or lock consisting of a movable bar that fits into a notch; V: close with a latch
::: coeval - living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
::: fervor - glowing ardor; intensity of feeling; quality of being fervent or fervid; zeal; intense heat
::: adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event