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penury
Poverty
iniquity
terrible injustice
mysticism
in religion, the attempt by to connect to God or a divine being
antechamber
a foyer or waiting room
surreptitious
done secretly
conflagration
a destructive fire
bestial
cruel and savage (like a beast)
harangue
a speech or piece of writing characterized by strong feeling (noun); to give this kind of speech (verb)
sanctity
the condition of being sacred
deliverance
rescue from danger or bondage
ration
a fixed portion
kapo
a prisoner forced to police other prisoners
conscription
the draft; required enrollment for service
atonement
amends for wrongdoing
automaton
a self-operating machine; one that behaves like a self-operating machine
plaintive
mournful, sorrowful
dystery
infection of the intestines
poignant
affecting or moving the emotions
benediction
a blessing
imprudent
not careful or wise
invective
vehement criticism; an abusive or insulting word
veritable
true or genuine
altruistic
showing unselfish concern for others
sparse
thinly scattered or distributed; meager