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blight
Any of numerous plant diseases resulting in sudden conspicuous wilting and dying of affected parts, especially young, growing tissues; something that impairs growth, withers hopes and ambitions, or impedes progress and prosperity.
brunt
The main impact or force, as of an attack; the main burden: bore the brunt of the household chores.
cortege
A train of attendants, as of a distinguished person; a retinue; a ceremonial procession; a funeral procession.
Fury: Furies
Greek & Roman Mythology. The three terrible winged goddesses with serpentine hair, Alecto, Megaera, and Tisiphone, who pursue and punish doers of unavenged crimes.
gall
A skin sore caused by friction and abrasion: a saddle gall; exasperation; vexation.
heady
Intoxicating or stupefying: heady liqueur ; serving to exhilarate: the heady news of triumph ; swift and violent; headlong: a heady current.
hearth
The floor of a fireplace, usually extending into a room and paved with brick, flagstone, or cement; family life; the home.
infamy
Evil fame or reputation.
insufferable
Difficult or impossible to endure; intolerable.
mantic
Of, relating to, or having the power of divination; prophetic.
onslaught
A violent attack; an overwhelming outpouring: an onslaught of third-class mail.
oracle
A shrine consecrated to the worship and consultation of a prophetic deity, as that of Apollo at Delphi; a person, such as a priestess, through whom a deity is held to respond when consulted; the response given through such a medium, often in the form of an enigmatic statement or allegory.
outstrip
To leave behind; outrun; to exceed or surpass
pious
Having or exhibiting religious reverence; earnestly compliant in the observance of religion; devout.
reverbrate
To resound in a succession of echoes; reecho.
rout
To put to disorderly flight or retreat; to defeat overwhelmingly.
seer
A prophet.
shroud
To wrap (a corpse) in burial clothing; to shut off from sight; screen.
slur
A disparaging remark; an aspersion.
suppliant
Someone who prays to God; one praying humbly for something; “a suppliant for her favors.”