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CATHARSIS

purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art

The meaning of the word catharsis is purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art.

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WordMeaning
pragmaticpractical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill
imperiousdomineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor
inequityunfairness; ADJ. inequitable
confidetell in confidence (to a person one trusts); be confident about
expansive(of a person) outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size
tactfulcareful no to cause offence; OP. tactless
brawnymuscular; having well-developed muscles
tattertorn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes
ambushact of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.
luxuriantabundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate

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