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shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
consolidation - unification; process of becoming firmer or stronger; V. consolidate: merge; strengthen
spartan - without attention to comfort; lacking luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined; Ex. spartan living condition/life
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
indices - signs; indications; Ex. indices of a student's potential; CF. index: something that reveals or indicates; sign; Ex. cost-of-living index
acrid - bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent
clime - climate
purported - alleged; claimed; reputed or rumored; Ex. purported Satanists
woeful - sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions
coincidence - the chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events; V. coincide: happen at the same time; be in agreement; CF. coincident; CF. coincidental