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fissure - crevice; crack
beget - father; become the father of; produce; give rise to
oracular - of an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle
metropolis - large city
retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
duplicity - double-dealing; hypocrisy; being dishonest and deceitful; ADJ. duplicitous
avalanche - great mass of falling snow and ice
constituent - supporter; voter; member of a constituency; component
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text