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atone

to make up for

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bondage

slavery; any state of being bound or held down

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credible

believable, plausible

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defray

to pay for

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diligent

hardworking, industrious, not lazy

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doleful

sad; dreary, dolorous

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gashtly

frightful, horrible; deathly pale

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hamper

to hold back

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hew

to shape or cut down with an ax; to hold to

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impoverished

poor, in a star of poverty; depleted

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incessant

never stopping, going on all the time

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intricate

complicated; difficult to understand; convoluted

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lucid

easy to understand; clear, rational, sane; limpid

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posthumous

occurring or published after death

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prim

overly neat, proper, or formal; prudish

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sardonic

grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic

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superfluous

exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess

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supplant

to take the place of, supersede

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taunt

to jeer at, mock; ridicule

an insulting or mocking remark; insult

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tenacious

holding fast; holding together firmly; persistent; obstinate, stubborn