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hiatus - gap; pause; gap or interruption in space or time; break
shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
abut - border upon; adjoin
jocular - said or done in jest or playfully; marked by joking
brazen - insolent; without shame; bold; Ex. brazen lie; V: face with bold self-assurance or with unshamed confidence
pensive - dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
rightful - legally correct; Ex. rightful owner