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imbroglio - complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
paean - song of praise or joy; Ex. paeans celebrating the victory
sedentary - requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
retrieve - recover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. retrieve the situation
confidence - self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
sustenance - sustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food
wallow - roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
yeoman - man or farmer owning small estate; middle-class farmer
chalice - goblet; consecrated cup
galvanic - of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani