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::: parchment - writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat
::: writhe - twist in coils; contort in pain
::: brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
::: moribund - dying; at the point of death; CF. death
::: roseate - rosy; optimistic; Ex. roseate views
::: intervene - come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
::: terse - concise; abrupt; pithy
::: degradation - humiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank
::: iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
::: facile - easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting from skill or aptitude; something that facilitates an action; amenity; Ex. with great facility