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purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
expeditious - done with speed; quick; N. expedition
hermitage - home of a hermit
dinghy - small boat (often ship's boat)
embody - give a bodily form to; incorporate; include
outlandish - bizzare; peculiar; unconventional
consign - send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
dissuade - persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
evanescent - fleeting; vanishing; soon disappearing; V. evanesce
disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark