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ordeal

severe trial or affliction

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paternal

patriarchal

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philology

study of language

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posterity

descendants; future generations

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progeny

children; offspring

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pusillanimous

cowardly; fainthearted

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recast

reconstruct (a sentence, story, etc.); fashion again

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repress

restrain; crush; oppress

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rubble

broken fragments

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sequester

isolate; retire from public life; segregate; seclude

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splice

fasten together; unite

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subservient

behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious

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tarry

delay; dawdle

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tout

publicize; praise excessively

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unfaltering

firm; steady

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vexatious

annoying; troublesome

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wrest

pull away; take by violence

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ajar

partially open

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apposite

appropriate; fitting

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badger

pester; annoy