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::: maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream
::: predecessor - former occupant of a post
::: monastic - related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns
::: niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
::: panegyric - formal praise; encomium; Ex. I don't deserve such panegyrics.
::: bizarre - fantastic; violently contrasting; noticeably odd; strikingly unconventional
::: concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
::: moodiness - fits of depression or gloom; ADJ. moody: given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy CF. mood: state of mind or emotion
::: catastrophe - calamity ; disaster
::: erroneous - mistaken; wrong; incorrect