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satiate
verb tense
to statisfy(such as an appetite;to gratify to excess

pg 50
effusion
noun
the act of spreading out loosley on a surface; something that is poured forth; an unrestrained outpouring of feeling, such as in speech or writingl the seeping of fluid into a cavity

pg 51
inure
verb tense
to habituate to something undesirable, especically by prolonged subjection; accusation

pg 51
fortnight
noun
two weeks

pg 52
capacious
adjective
capable of containing a large quantity; spacious and roomy

pg 53
dross
noun
1) a waste product or an impurity, especially an oxide, formed on the surface of molten metal
2) worthless, commonplace, or trivial matter

pg53
inexorable
adjective
not capable of being persuaded by entreaty

pg 54
albatross
noun
1) any of several large, web-footed birds constituting the family Diomedeidae, chiefly of the ouceans of the Southern Hemisphere, and having a hooked beak and long, narrow wings. In superstition, to kill such a bird at sea was to invite disaster.
2a) A constant, worrisome burden
2b) and obstacle to success

pg 55
forbear
verb intransitive
to refrain from

pg 56
capitulate
verb intransitive
1) to surrender under specific conditions;come to term
2) to give up all resistance; acquiesce

pg 58
daemon
noun
an inderior deity, such as a deified hero

pg 59
pedantry
noun
an ostentatious and inappropriate display of learning

pg 60
paroxysm
noun
1) a sudden outburst of emotion or action
2) medicine a) a sudden attack, recurrencem or intensificaiton of a disease
b) a spasm of fit, a convulsion

pg 60
relation
noun
narration

pg 62
ameliorate
verb tense
to improve

pg 62
indefatigable
adjective
incapable or seemingly incapable of being fatigued, tireless

pg 63
rankle
verb tense; verb intransitive
vt) to cause persistent irritation or resentment; to embitter; to irritate
vi) to become sore or inflamed, to fester

pg 64
intercession
noun
entreaty in favor of another, especially a prayer or petition to God

pg 66
emulation
noun
effort of ambition to equal or surpass anothedr; imitation of another

pg 66
ignoble
adjective
mean, base, common, not noble

pg 67
predilection
noun
a partiality or disposistion in favor of something; a preference

pg 67
chimerical
adjective
created by or as if by a widly fanciful imagination; highly improbable

pg 68
elixir
noun
a substance or medicine believed to maintain life indefinitely

pgs 69,76
appertain
verb intranitive
to belong as a proper function or part

pg 74
imbibe
verb tense
to drink; to absorb as if by drinking

pg 75