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apocalypse
Great or total devastation; doom
A prophetic disclosure; a revelation
Antaeus,
A giant wrestler who could not be defeated as long as he remained in contact with the earth. Hercules defeated him by lifting him off the ground.
caisson,
A watertight structure within which construction work is carried on under water
consternation,
A state of paralyzing dismay
donjon,
The fortified main tower of a castle; a keep
escarpment,
A steep slope in front of a fortification
epilepsies,
Any of various neurological disorders characterized by sudden recurring attacks of motor, sensory, or psychic malfunction with or without loss of consciousness or convulsive seizures
emasculate,
To castrate.
To deprive of strength or vigor; weaken.
enfettered,
To bind in fetters; enchain
intrepid,
Resolutely courageous; fearless
impetuous,
Characterized by sudden and forceful energy or emotion; impulsive and passionate
martingale,
The strap of a horse's harness that connects the girth to the noseband and is designed to prevent the horse from throwing back its head.
omnibus,
A long motor vehicle for passengers; a bus.
A printed anthology of the works of one author or of writings on related subjects
palladin,
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pell-mell,
In a jumbled, confused manner; helter-skelter.
In frantic disorderly haste; headlong
pillage,
To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; plunder.
To take as spoils
pigmy,
An individual of unusually small size.
An individual considered to be of little or no importance
talus,
A sloping mass of rock debris at the base of a cliff
trapezium.
A quadrilateral having no parallel sides.
Chiefly British. A trapezoid.
A bone in the wrist at the base of the thumb
writhe.
To twist, as in pain, struggle, or embarrassment