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fragmentary

weak

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imposition

instance of inconvenience, unwelcome burden

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indissoluble

permanent

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insubstantial

lacking substance; insignificant; frail

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mote

small speck

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ostensible

apparent; professed; pretended

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pilfer

to take another's property without permission

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precipitous

steep; overhasty

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queasy

easily nauseated; squeamish

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reconnaissance

survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering

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repulse

to send back, to reject, rebuff, ignore, avoid

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sacrosanct

most sacred; inviolable

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squander

waster

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subversive

tending to overthrow; destructive

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transient

momentary; temporary; staying for a short time

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vindicate

clear from blame; exonerate; justify or support

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abide

to remain, continue; stay, endure

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bask

luxuriate; take pleasure in warmth

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chasm

abyss

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contingent

dependent on; conditional

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debauch

corrupt; seduce from virtue

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deride

ridicule; make fun of

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entreat

plead; ask earnestly

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exhort

urge

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granulate

form into grains

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hubris

arrogance; excessive pride considered as sin

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meander

wind or turn in its course

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pillage

plunder

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precis

concise summing up of main points

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sadistic

inclined to cruelty

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squeamish

easily shocked, upset, or nauseated

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unlettered

unsophisticated; ignorant; unschooled

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zephyr

gentle breeze; west wind

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bastion

fortress; defense

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brevity

conciseness

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chasten

discipline; punish in order to correct

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debauchery

excessive self-indulgence

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edify

instruct; correct morally

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enumerate

list; mention one by one

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exhume

dig out of the ground; remove from the grave