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sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
submerge - place under water; dip; go under water; cover completely (as with water); Ex. submerged in work
arcane - esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated; Ex. arcane ritual; Ex. arcane process closed to the uninitiated listener
totter - shake or move unsteadily; sway as if about to fall
gaudy - flashy; showy
compatible - harmonious; in harmony with; able to exist together
pristine - unspoiled; remaining in a pure state; characteristic of earlier times; primitive; Ex. an old book in pristine condition
bacchanalian - drunken
scholarly - full of learning; erudite; like a scholar; Ex. scholarly journal
mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim