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beacon
a light or other signal that warns and guides; a lighthouse; anything that guides or inspires
Synonyms: beam, flare
berserk
violently and destructively enraged
Synonyms:mad,deranged
celestial
having to do with the sky or heavens; heavenly; yielding great bliss or happiness
Synonyms: etheral, stellar, blissful
chasten
to punish(in order to bring about improvement in behavior attitude, etc.);to restrain, moderate
Synonyms: discipline, temper
confiscate
to seize by authority; to take and keep
Synonyms: commandeer, expropriate
data
information; facts, figures, statistics
detract
to take away from; reduce in value or reputation
synonyms: subtract from, lower
encounter
a meeting(especially one that is unplanned); a meeting of enemies, battle
Synonym: confrontation
epic
a long narrative poem (or other literary composition) about the deeds of heroes; an event or movement of great sweep
Synonyms: saga, chronicle
pantomime
a play or story performed without word by actors using only gestures
Synonyms: charade, mime show, dumb show
pessimist
one who believes or expects the worst; prophet of doom
Synonym: killjoy
percaution
care taken beforehand; a step or action taken to prevent something from happening
Synonyms: foresight, prudence, safe guard
prosecute
to bring before a court of law for trail; to carry out
Synonyms: put on trial, pursue
puncture
a small hole made by a sharp object Synonym: perforation
retaliate
to get revenge;to strike back from an injury
Synonyms: avenge, pay back, get even with
sham
fake, not genuine; (n) something false pretending to be genuine
Synonyms:phony, counterfeit; fraud
uncouth
unrefined, crude; awkward or clumsy
Synonyms: boorish graceless
underscore
to draw a line under; to put special emphasis on
Synonyms: underline, stress,emphasize, accent
wholesome
healthy; morally and socially sound and good; helping tobring about or preserve good health
Synonyms: nourishing, beneficial
wistful
ful of melancholy yearning or longing, sad, pensive