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lament - grieve; express sorrow; N. lamentation
beleaguer - besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
gnarled - twisted
heinous - atrocious; wicked; hatefully bad; Ex. heinous crime
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
scrimmage - disorderly fight between two or more people
florid - ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
geriatrics - medical treatment and care of old age
recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
kindred - related; belonging to the same group; similar in nature or character; Ex. kindred languages; N: relative; kin; kinship