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covetous - avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
hinterlands - back country; inner part of a country; OP. foreland
immobility - state of being immovable
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
abominate - loathe; hate
ephemeral - short-lived; fleeting
archaeology - study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
halcyon - calm; peaceful; Ex. halcyon days