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autobiography
a writer's account of his or her own life
biography
a writer's account of another person's life
clamoring
making loud demands; crying out
compel
to force
conventional
conforming to accepted standards; traditional
essay
a relatively short piece of writing on a single subject
exception
a case in which a rule does not apply
formal
tightly structed and written in an impersonal style
induced
persuaded; influenced
indulge
to treat with excessive tolerance; spoil
informal
looser structure and more personal in style
inscrutable
hard to interpret or understand; mysterious
pagan
non-Christian
perfidy
dishonesty; treachery
potent
powerful
privilege
a special benefit or advantage
recite
to say outloud something memorized
relapse
a worsening of an illness after a partial recovery
torrent
a rushing stream
irreparable
impossible to repair