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adversary

a person, group, or force that opposes or attacks; opponent; enemy; foe

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importune

to plead or urge irksomely, often persistently

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portentous

ominously significant or indicative: a portentous defeat

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disposition

one's usual mood; temperament; a hi burial inclination, tendency

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forfeit

to surrender, be deprived of, or give up the right to on account of a crime, an offender, an error, or a breach of contract

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transgression

a violation of law, command, or duty; the exceeding of due bounds or limits

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languish

to undergo neglect or experience prolonged inactivity; suffer hardship and distress; to subjected to delay or disregard; to be ingored

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nuptial

of or relating to marriage or the wedding ceremony

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pernicious

causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious, hurtful; deadly, fatal

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chaste

not engaging in sexual relations; celibate; free form obscenity; decent

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grievance

a wrong considered as grounds for complaint, or something believed to cause distress

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warrant

to give reason or sanction for; justify

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procure

to obtain or get by care, effort, or the use of special means

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wanton

done, shown, used, etc, maliciously or unjustifiably

without regard for what is right, just, humane; careless, reckless

sexually lawless or unrestrained; loose; lascivious; lewd

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calamity

a great misfortune of disaster, as a flood or serious injury

grievous affliction; adversity; misery

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dexterity

skill or adroitness in using the hands or body; agility

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abate

to reduce in amount, degree, intensity, etc; lessen, diminish

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distraught

deeply agitated, as from emotional conflict

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fester

to putrefy or rot

to rankle, as a feeling of resentment

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prostrate

lying facedown on the ground, as in token of humility, submission, or adoration

overthrown, overcome, or helpless

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abhor

to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate

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intercession

an interposing or pleading on behalf of another person

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entreat

to ask (a person) earnestly; beseech; implore; beg