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brackish - somewhat saline
petty - trivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded
anvil - iron block used in hammering out metals
orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
poignancy - quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
brunt - main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
cognizance - knowledge; ADJ. cognizant; having knowledge; aware
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
unseemly - unbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent; Ex. leave with unseemly haste