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cautionary
offering or serving as a warning
constrain
1. to confine, inhibit, or hold back by force or necessity
2. a restriction or limitation
flotilla
a fleet of boats or small ships
gossamer
1. thin, sheer fabric resembling gauze
2. a fine, filmy substance made of strands of cobweb
ignominious
marked by, deserving, or causing shame or disgrace
incur
to bring upon oneself something undesirable, such as a debt
liquidate
1. to settle the affairs of a business; to convert into cash
2. to get rid of; to kill or destroy
magnate
an important, often wealthy, person prominent in a large industry or business
misnomer
a name that does not fit
onerous
burdensome; oppressive
pandemonium
a state or place of great confusion or uproar
quixotic
romantic and idealistic, but impractical
tenacious
holding fast; persistent in adhering to something valued or habitual
vestige
a trace of something that once was present
zephyr
a light, gentle breeze