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Flashcards in 2 Deck (21):
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Primordial

From the very beginning

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Lamentation

The expression of grief

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Swoon

To faint

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Retrograde

Moving backwards

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Goaded

To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick

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Carnal

Relating to the physical and sexual appetites

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Debauchery

Extreme indulgence in sensual pleasures

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Depravity

Moral corruption or degradation

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Blasphemy

To speak disrespectfully to God

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Tempest

Storm

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Pilgrimage

Journey taken for religious reasons

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Dalliance

Flirtation

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Incessant

Nonstop

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Wallow

To roll about or lie in the water

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Offal

Garbage

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Fetid

Stinking

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Festered

Decayed

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Omniscience

All knowing

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Encumbered

To put a heavy load on; burden

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Fruitless

Useless or unproductive

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Sordid

Dirty and foul