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harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
parochial - narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes
abject - (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology
freebooter - pirate or plunderer who makes war in order to grow rich
prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
glacial - like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg
bemused - confused; lost in thought; preoccupied
simile - comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as
facsimile - copy
avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.