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a fit, sudden outburst

In a __ of rage, the tenant stormed out of the landlord's office.
paroxysm
cannot be pacified, inexorable

The detective was __ in his search for the murder weapon.
implacable
small fight, brief encounter

the precocious boy enjoyed an intellectual __ with his elders
skirmish
worthy of blame

the brash student was forced to apoligize for her ___ conduct.
reprehensible
power, range of authority

saying that it was beyond his __, judge klein refused to rule on the case.
jurisdiction
based on whim, dictatorial

to my mind the decision was unreasonable and __.
arbitrary
poor, needy

the __ client was suprised when she was accosted by her social worker in the elegant restaurant.
indigent
massively solid

george orwell's 1984 depicts a frighteningm, __ government.
monolithic
a fight

after the __, the feuding families agreed to patch up their differences.
fray
to trouble, torment

if anonymuos telephone callers __ you, the phone company will give you an unlisted number.
harass
unruly, agitated

__ atmosphere in angry senate chamber.
turbulent
to hinder, impede

cause of cancer continues to __ doctors.
stymie
show contempt, scoff

many motorists __ traffic laws, study reveals.
flout
aware

fbi __ of clandestine gangland meeting
cognizant
a likeness (usually of a hated person)

coach of losing team hanged in __.
effigy
to drive out, eject

the ushers moved with alacrity to __ the disorderly patrons.
oust
return

after taking the drug, she began to __ to the days of her childhood.
revert
to end

it seemed incongruous to __ his employment just when he was so successful.
terminate
immediately

upon seeing the show, he called the tv studio __ to protest
forthwith
to irritate, make worse

the arrest of the spy did much to __ relations between the 2 countries.
exacerbate