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Anorectic

Excessively and dangerously thin due to intentionally starving oneself; another term of anorexic

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Apologia

The defense or explanation of one's position or actions

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Fatuous

Extremely foolish

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Abyss

A void; the depth of nothingness

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Bald

A blank area unpopulated by vegetation

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Bergschrund

A crevasse formed by a split in the ice

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Carapace

A shell-like exterior coating

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Chutzpah

Nerve; confidence; arrogance

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Cirque

An open area shaped like a half-circle and having steep sides

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Comlier

More beautiful

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Crampons

Metal prongs used for climbing on ice

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Crevasses

Deep openings in a glacier or ice floe

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Cyanide

A swift-acting poison

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Dearth

A shortage of;lack

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Diorite

A kind of rock that forms into small granular crystals

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Dunning

Persistent

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Exfoliated

Scrubbed free of debris

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Existential scabs

Figurative wounds made by repeated questions about the nature of man and his place in the world

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Extricated

Got out

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Fjordlike

Like the narrow fingers of the sea that characterize the coast of Norway

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Frost feathers

Thin, unstable accumulations of frost

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Glaciologist

One who studies glaciers

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Gunwale

The top of the boat's side

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Halogen

A group of elements including fluorine and clorine

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Inebriated

Drunk

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Inveigled

Cadged and begged for

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Kerouac

The author of "On the Road" and a member of the Beat Generation

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Labrinthine

Having a complex, maze-like pattern; like a labyrinth

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Madrigal

A bare sound, without accompaniment of any kind

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Melodramatic

Overly emotional

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Molybdenum

A strong, light metal that can be shaped with precision

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Nietsche

The 19th century German author who believed that humans had to recognize the meaninglessness of existence to triumph over it

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Nordwand

The north wall of a mountain

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Penitente

A pilgrim seeking penitence through a difficult journey or physical task

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Phantasmagoria

A fantastic visual phenomenon of extended figures and shapes

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Plastic

Sculpted

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Psycho-neurotic

Relating to a mental illness

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Rime

Granular ice created when clouds or fog become supercooled and precipitate out

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Skates

Pallets or storage packets

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Stinted

Spare in growth; stunted

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Scattershot

Random; not organized

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Seracs

Sharp points where ice juts out of a glacier into peaks

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Sublimity

Beyond thought; outstandingly grand

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Superterranean

Above the ground

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thrummed

Pulsed; vibrated

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Unhandselled

Without tokens of good luck; unforgiving

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Whiteout

Conditions of blowing snow and ice that prevent good vision