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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