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::: slew - large quantity or number; Ex. slew of errands left
::: beleaguer - besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
::: console - lessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort; allay the sorrow of; N. consolation
::: meteoric - like a meteor; swift; momentarily brilliant; Ex. meteoric rise to fame; N. meteor
::: criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
::: satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
::: inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
::: adjuration - solemn urging; V. adjure: entreat earnestly; enjoin solemnly
::: pariah - social outcast; Ex. Mariah the pariah
::: calamity - disaster; misery