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rubble

broken fragments

2

repress

restrain; crush; oppress

3

recast

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

4

pusillanimous

cowardly; fainthearted

5

progeny

children; offspring

6

posterity

descendants; future generations

7

philology

study of language

8

paternal

patriarchal, father-like

9

ordeal

severe trial or affliction

10

nonchalance

indifference; lack of concern; composure

11

morass

customary cultural standards; moral attitudes, manners, habits

12

martyr

one who voluntarily suffers death for his or her religion or cause; great sufferer

13

linger

loiter of dawdle; continue or persist

14

jaded

fatigued; surfeited

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inscrutable

impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious

16

indices

signs; indications

17

implausible

unlikely; unbelievable

18

heyday

time of greatest success; prime

19

gloat

express evil satisfaction; view malevolently

20

forge

a furnace where metal is heated and wrought; to shape, break, or flatten with blows; to counterfeit

21

fauna

animals of a period or region

22

exasperate

vex

23

enmity

ill will; hatred

24

dutiful

respectful; obedient

25

disembark

go ashore; unload from a ship

26

deploy

reduce; exhaust

27

cursive

flowing, running

28

conspicuous

easily seen; noticeable; striking

29

compact

agreement; contract

30

centrifugal

radiating; departing from the center

31

boorish

rude; insensitive

32

babble

chatter idly

33

apportion

to assign, adjust or distribute parts so as to maintain the proper proportion

34

aggrieve

to distress or bring grief to; cause to suffer; to treat unfairly

35

wrench

pull; strain; twist

36

vex

annoy; distress

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unerringly

infallibly

38

tousle

to cause disorder or dishevel

39

tantrum

fit of petulance; caprice

40

subsequent

following; later

41

spew

to cause to flow or to throw up; vomit

42

sentinel

sentry; lookout

43

rousing

lively; stirring

44

reprehensible

deserving blame

45

recapitulate

summarize

46

purveyor

furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer

47

progenitor

ancestor

48

portent

sign; omen; forewarning

49

philistine

narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain

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passe

out of date, no longer chic