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beacon
n. light or other signal that warns and guides;a lighthouse; anything that guides or inspires
berserk
adj. adv. violently and destructively enraged
celestial
adj. having to do with sky or heavens;heavenly;yielding great bliss
chasten
v. punish; restrain, moderate
confiscate
v. sieze by authority; to take and keep
data
pl n.information; facts, figures, figures, statistics
detract
v. to take away from;reduce in value or reputation
encounter
n. meeting; battle; v to meet or come upon
epic
n. long narrative poem about heroes; an event or movement of great sweep; adj on a grand scale,vast,titanic
pantomime
n. play performed without words using only gestures;v. express in this way
pessimist
n. one who believes or expects the worst; prophet of doom
precaution
n. care taken beforehand; a step or action taken to prevent something from happening
prosecute
v. bring before a court of law for trial; carry out
puncture
n. small hole made by a sharp object; v. to make such a hole, pierce
retaliate
v. to get revenge; to strike back for an injury
sham
n. something false pretending to be genuine;adj fake not genuinev. to pretend
uncouth
adj unrefined, crude; awkward or clumsy
underscore
v. to draw a line under; to put a special emphasis on; n. a line drawn under something
wholesome
adj. healthy; morally and socially sound and good; helping to bring about or preserve good health
wistful
adj. full of melancholy yearning or longing, sad, pensive