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(n) a deep or bottomless pit
abyss
(v) to happen, occur; to happen to
befall
(adj) of supreme importance, decisive, critical
crucial
(n pl) the last remaining part; the part of least worth
dregs
(v) to give form to; to incorporate, include; to personify
embody
(v) to irritate, annoy, or anger
exasperate
(n) the complete collapse or failure of a project
fiasco
(v) to adorn or decorate, especially food
(n) an ornament or decoration, especially for food
garnish
(n) an inheritance; a birthright
heritage
(adj) lifeless, unable to move or act; slow, inactive
inert
(adj) acting or working for self-gain only
(n) a hired soldier, a soldier of forune
mercenary
(adj) marked by carelessness or indifference; failing to do what should be done
negligent
(n) forgetfulness, disregard; a state of being forgotten; an amnesty, general pardon
oblivion
(n) an impressive piece of work, especially a musical composition or other work of art
opus
(adj) pale, lacking color; weak and lifeless
pallid
(n) a short narrative designed to teach a moral lesson
parable
(adj) based on reasoning; able to make use of reason; sensible, reasonable
rational
(adj) shared; involving give-and-take between two persons or things; working in both directions
(n) (math) a number that, when multiplied by another number, gives 1
reciprocal
(n) a limitation or restriction; a criticism; (medicine) a narrowing of a passage in the body
structure
(n) a thin outer layer; a surface appearance or decoration
(v) to cover with a thin layer
veneer