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forlorn
appearing sad or lonely because deserted or abondoned/forsaken or deprived
circumvent
To surround (an enemy, for example); enclose or entrap.

To go around; bypass: circumvented the city.

To avoid or get around by artful maneuvering: She planned a way to circumvent all the bureaucratic red tape.
circumspect
cautious, wary, prudent, heedful of potential circumstances
welter
a confused mass; jumble of confusion; turmoil

to wallow or toss about as in mud or high seas
episodic
loosely connected, not flowing logically, occurring in intervals
ford
to wade across the shallow part of a river or stream
hearken
to list attentively; to give heed
nihilism
doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated

the belief that destruction of existing political and social institutions is necesssary for future improvement
dismay
to daunt, fill with dread or apprehension
demure
modestly mannered, reserved/affectedly modestly mannered, reserved
rebuke
to criticise sharply, to reprimand
redress
to make amends for
malapropism
a humorous or ludicrous misuse of a word
vermin
Various small animals or insects, such as rats or cockroaches, that are destructive, annoying, or injurious to health/A person considered loathsome or highly offensive
conservatory
A greenhouse, especially one in which plants are arranged aesthetically for display, as at a botanical garden/
A school of music or dramatic art.
cadet
A student at a military school who is training to be an officer
cachet
A mark or quality, as of distinction, individuality, or authenticity
corral
An enclosure for confining livestock/
An enclosure formed by a circle of wagons for defense against attack during an encampment.
ewe
a female sheep
titan
One of prodigious size, strength, or achievement
abstemious
Eating and drinking in moderation
nosegay
A small bunch of flowers; a bouquet
picayune
Of little value or importance; paltry
hector
(n) bully/(v) To intimidate or dominate in a blustering way.
maelstrom
A violent or turbulent situation: caught in the maelstrom of war.

A whirlpool of extraordinary size or violence.
apprehend
To grasp mentally; understand
acclivity
An upward slope, as of a hill.
blunt
(adj) Slow to understand or perceive; dull.
Lacking in feeling; insensitive

(v) To dull the edge of.
To make less effective; weaken
spleen
Ill temper: vent one's spleen.

Melancholy.

A whim; a caprice.
wastrel
One who wastes, especially one who wastes money; a profligate.

An idler or a loafer.
mollycoddle
To be overprotective and indulgent toward, to pamper