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apostate - one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs; N. apostasy
insubstantial - lacking substance; insignificant; frail; immaterial
innate - inborn
woe - great sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; Ex. financial woes
scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
convulsion - violent uncontrollable shaking movement (caused by illness); V. convulse; ADJ. convulsive
saboteur - one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)
automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
boisterous - violent; rough; noisy
fanfare - call by bugles or trumpets; showy display; spectacular public display