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::: seethe - be violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.
::: preclude - make impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate
::: hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
::: scintillate - sparkle; flash; be animated; be full of life; Ex. scintillating conversation
::: sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
::: mortician - undertaker; CF. death
::: improvise - compose on the spur of the moment
::: flamboyant - ornate; highly elaborate; richly colored; ostentatious; showy; CF. flame
::: posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
::: glacial - like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg