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nocturnal - done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
fashion - give shape to; make; Ex. fashion the pot out of clay
palpable - tangible; (of something bad) easily perceptible; obvious; Ex. palpable blunder
harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
refectory - dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
bloated - (unpleasantly) swollen or puffed as with water or air
discomfit - frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb
aspire - seek to attain (position or status); long for; Ex. aspire to become president; Ex. aspire to/after the leadership
whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim