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gadfly
A persistent irritating critic; a nuisance.
felitimed
fertility drug, caused defmormities
pathos
A quality, as of an experience or a work of art, that arouses feelings of pity, sympathy, tenderness, or sorrow.
harried
To disturb or distress by or as if by repeated attacks; harass. See Synonyms at harass.
paradoxical
A seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true:

"the paradox that standing is more tiring than walking."
shadrach
In the Bible, a young man who with Abednego and Meshach emerged unharmed from the fiery furnace of Babylon.
Meshach
In the Bible, a young man who with Abednego and Shadrach emerged unharmed from the fiery furnace of Babylon.
gainsay
To declare false; deny. See Synonyms at deny.
abednego
In the Bible, a young man who with Meshach and Shadrach emerged unharmed from the fiery furnace of Babylon.
unfettered
To set free or keep free from restrictions or bonds.
deplore
To feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn
prudentail
Arising from or characterized by prudence.
nebuchadnezzar
king of Chaldea who captured and destroyed Jerusalem and exiled the Israelites to Babylonia (630?-562 BC)
repudiate
To reject the validity or authority of: “Chaucer... not only came to doubt the worth of his extraordinary body of work, but repudiated it”
zeitgeist
The spirit of the time; the taste and outlook characteristic of a period or generation: “It's easy to see how a student... in the 1940's could imbibe such notions. The Zeitgeist encouraged Philosopher-Kings”
scintillating
To throw off sparks; flash.
moratorium
An authorization to a debtor, such as a bank or nation, permitting temporary suspension of payments.
elegy
A poem composed in elegiac couplets.