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Penury

a state of extreme poverty or destitution

Waiflike

somebody, usually young, with a thin, fragile appearance who looks needy, adjective

Mysticism

obscure or irrational thought

Fraught

marked by distress

Peril

a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury

Indulgent

being favorably inclined

Revelation

an enlightening or astonishing disclosure

Insinuate

give to understand

Annihilate

kill in large numbers

Anguish

extreme mental distress

Sublime

inspiring awe

Edict

a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)

Decree

a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)

Ghetto

a poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group linked together by economic hardship and social restrictions

Delusion

(psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary

Anecdote

short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)

Antechamber

a large entrance or reception room or area

Relic

something of sentimental value

Phylactery

(Judaism) either of two small leather cases containing texts from the Hebrew Scriptures (known collectively as tefillin)

hysteria

neurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks and disturbances of sensory and motor functions

Conflagration

a very intense and uncontrolled fire

Flit

a secret move (to avoid paying debts)

Inhibition

the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof)

Irrevocable

impossible to retract or revoke

Hermetic

completely sealed

Pious

having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity

Imperative

some duty that is essential and urgent

Invective

abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will

Revolt

organized opposition to authority

Crematorium

a furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes

Elude

avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

Barrack

a building used to house military personnel

Lucid

(of language) transparently clear

Oblivion

total forgetfulness

Convalescent

a person who is recovering from illness

Despair

the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well

Altruistic

showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others

Quarantine

isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease

Evoke

deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)

Sanctity

the quality of being holy

Wrath

belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)

Gallows

instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which condemned persons are executed by hanging

Manacled

handcuffed; shackled

Grandeur

the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand

Salvation

the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil

Lament

regret strongly

Reprieve

an interruption in the intensity or amount of something

Emaciated

very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

Crucible

a vessel made of material that does not melt easily

Dysentery

an infection of the intestines marked by severe diarrhea

Falter

the act of pausing uncertainly

Envelop

enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering

Transcend

go beyond

Console

give moral or emotional strength to

Poignant

Affecting the emotions

Dishevelled

in disarray

Jostle

come into rough contact with while moving

Quarrel

an angry dispute

Plaintive

expressing sorrow

Weild

use skillfully

Prostrate

render helpless or defenseless

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