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::: mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
::: confide - tell in confidence (to a person one trusts); be confident about
::: stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
::: masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
::: magnate - person of prominence or influence; powerful or influential person (in business or industry); Ex. oil magnate
::: nurture - nourish; feed; educate; rear; care for while it is growing or developing; foster; cultivate; N: something that nourishes; rearing
::: seasonal - of a particular season; Ex. seasonal rise in employment
::: ablution - washing
::: makeshift - temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
::: prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety