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  1. arm on hip
    akimbo

    with hand on hip and elbow bent outward: to stand with arms akimbo.

    Ex. 

    The children were running around with their nannies standing a short distance away, akimbo
  2. witch
    banshee


    forteller of death in the family she will come 3 nights in a row to the familys home and scream at the exact time of that persons death on the 3rd night is when he or she will die.


    Ex.

    I heard something that sounded like the howling of a banshee.
  3. fireside
    hearth:


    the floor of a fireplace, usually of stone, brick, etc., often extending a short distance into a room.

    Ex. 


    The family sat at the hearth and sang Christmas carols.

    And at night she laid him on the hearth , amongst the embers, with the fire all   around him.
  4. tedious account
    litany

    a prolonged or tedious account: We heard the whole litany of their complaints.

    Ex.

     And, a litany  of scholars and academics sincethen have waged profound   criticisms of the call toclarity.

    Although evocative and heartbreaking, this litany doesn't tell the full story.

    Her on-the-record statements about herselfamount to a litany  of untruths and half-truths.

    The litany  of statistics is as deadening as it isdepressing.

    Each side with its own narrative, its immutablelitany  of grievance, its outrage.

    Before you stop reading, no, this is not another inthe long litany  of free-market outrage againstlobbying and log rolling.
  5. to indulge excessively for a short period of time
    binge:

    • noun:
    • a period or bout, usually brief, of excessive indulgence, as in eating, drinking alcoholic beverages,etc.; spree.

    • verb:
    • to have a binge: to binge on junk food.


    Ex. 

    Last night's junk food binge was awesome. 

    I did a lot of stupid things during my drunken binge last Saturday.

    Researchers had rats eat normal food, thenbinge  on sugar and   chocolate-flavored snacks.

    After a binge  of bail-outs, lifelines and fiscalstimuli, public borrowing is   soaring.

    Some specialists incorporate guided self-help,which tends to work well for patients with bulimiaand binge  eating.

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