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vying - contending; CF. vie
ingrained - deeply established; firmly rooted; Ex. ingrained dirt/prejudice
ineluctable - irresistible; not to be escaped; unavoidable
fermentation - chemical reaction that splits complex organic compounds; unrest; agitation
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
deplore - regret; express sorrow and severe disapproval for something bad; Ex. deplore their violent behavior; ADJ. deplorable: very bad; deserving severe disapproval; Ex. deplorable living condition
circuitous - roundabout
flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
servitude - slavery; compulsory labor imposed as a punishment
sledge - large sled drawn by work animals