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hilarity - boisterous mirth(merriment; laughter); ADJ. hilarious: full of laughter
disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
awful - terrible; very bad
microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
negate - cancel out; nullify; cause to have no effect; deny; N. negation
fulminate - thunder; explode; issue a severe denunciation
contest - dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
schism - division into factions (esp. within a religious body); split
constraint - restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
brandish - wave around (a weapon); flourish