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anguish - acute pain; extreme suffering
liability - drawback; handicap; debts; obligation; responsibility; condition of being liable; ADJ. liable: likely; responsible (for paying)
sumptuous - grand suggesting great expense; lavish; rich; Ex. sumptuous feast
loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
clamber - climb by crawling with difficulties; scramble
pliant - flexible; easily influenced
penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
dwindle - shrink; reduce gradually
exorbitant - (of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds