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perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
unassuaged - unsatisfied; not soothed
extant - (of something written or painted) still in existence
enrapture - please intensely; fill with rapture and delight
epitaph - inscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)
ghastly - horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
sovereignty - complete independence and self-government (of a country); supremacy of authority; power to govern
battalion - army unit made up of four or more companies
interloper - intruder; one who interferes