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beacon
bea con

(n.) a light or other signal that warms and guides; a lighthouse; anything that guides or inspires
berserk
ber serk

(adj., adv.) violently and destructively enraged
celestial
ce les tial

(adj.) having to do with the sky or heavens; heavenly; yielding great bliss or happiness
chasten
cha sten

(v.) to punish (in order to bring about improvement in behavior, attitude, etc.); to restrain, moderate
confiscate
con fi scate

(v.) to seize by authority; to take and keep
data
da ta

(pl. n.) information; facts
encounter
en coun ter

(n.) a meeting (especially one that is unplanned); a meeting of enemies, battle;
(v.) to meet or come upon
epic
ep ic

(n.) a long narrative poem (or other literary composition) about the deeds of heroes; an event or movement of great sweep;
(adj.) a grand scale, vast
pantomime
pan to mime

(n.) a play or story performed without words by actors using only gestures;
(v.) to express in this way
pessimist
pess i mist

(n.) one who believes or expects the worst
precaution
pre cau tion

(n.) care taken beforehand; a step or action taken to prevent something from happening
prosecute
pro se cute

(v.) to bring before a court of law for trial; to carry out
puncture
punc ture

(n.) a small hole made by a sharp object;
(v.) to make such a hole, pierce
retaliate
re tal i ate

(v.) to get revenge; to strike back for an injury
sham
sham

(adj.) fake, not genuine;
(n.) something false pretending to be genuine; a pretender; a decorated pillow covering;
(v.) to pretend
uncouth
un couth

(adj.) unrefined, crude; awkward or clumsy
underscore
un der score

(v.) to draw a line under; to put special emphasis on;
(n.) a line drawn under something
wholesome
whole some

(adj.) healthy; morally and socially sound and good; helping to bring about or preserve good health
wistful
wist ful

(adj.) full of melancholy yearning or longing, sad
detract
de tract

(v.) to take away from; reduce in value or reputation