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Metonym

Noun: a word, name, or expression used as a substitute for something with which it is closely related. E. g. "John Hancock" for "signature"

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Obsolescence

Noun: the quality of being obsolete

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Vicissitude

Noun: a change in circumstances or fortune, usually unpleasant.
Noun: the alternation between contrasting or opposite things.

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Travails

Noun: painful or laborious effort

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Paroxysm

Noun: a sudden attack or expression of emotion

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Multanimous

Adj: many-sided. Compare with "unanimous"

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Galvanized

Adj: shocked or excited to action
Adj: coated with a protective layering

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Succor

Noun: assistance or aid
Verb: to assist or to aid

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Feckless

Adj: lacking efficiency or vitality

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Sanguinary

Adj: involving or causing much bloodshed

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Preponderate

Verb: to be greater in number, importance, or influence

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Giddy

Adj: dizzy, feeling a whirling sensation

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Ruddy

Adj: having a healthy red color, as in a person's complexion

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Coruscate

Verb: causing to sparkle

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Itinerant

Adj: traveling from place to place