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Chapter 5, Night

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functionaries
people who perform certain expected duties, especially official functions
Benediction
the act of praying for divine protection
Implored
begged
Lamentation
a cry of sorrow and grief
Countenance
consent to, give permission
interminable
tiresomely long
emaciated
very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
meager
deficient in amount or quality or extent
Crucible
a vessel made of material that does not melt easily
Inconsiderable
too small or unimportant to merit attention
Sage
aromatic fresh or dried gray-green leaves used widely as seasoning for meats and fowl and game etc
Derision
the act of deriding or treating with contempt
Dysentery
an infection of the intestines marked by severe diarrhea
annihilate
kill in large numbers
Summary
a briefstatement that presents the main points in a concise form
Mountebanks
a fake; a quack doctor
Knell
the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something