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dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
decrepit - weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
succumb - yield (to something overwhelming); give in; die; Ex. succumb to the illness
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
clamor - loud continous noise; continuous demand or complaint made by a large number of people; V: make a clamor; express (a demand) continually and loudly; ADJ. clamorous
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
impermeable - impervious; not permitting passage through its substance; impossible to permeate
perturb - disturb greatly
centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)