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embody - give a bodily form to; incorporate; include
distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
abut - border upon; adjoin
merit - deserve; ADJ. meritorious: deserving reward or praise
pinnace - small boat
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
suppress - put an end to forcibly; subdue; stifle; overwhelm; inhibit the expression of; check; prevent from being published or made public; Ex. suppress a smile; Ex. suppress the magazine/truth
provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
inveigh - denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink
distend - expand; swell out