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languid - lacking energy or vitality; weary; sluggish; listless
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
quench - assuage or satisfy (thrust); slake; douse or extinguish; put out; suppress
aloof - apart; not open in one's relationship with other people; reserved; ADV.
victuals - food; provisions; V. victual: provide with food
daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
nautical - pertaining to ships or navigation
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
nadir - lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith