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::: appall - dismay; shock deeply
::: sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
::: shove - push forward; push roughly; Ex. pushing and shoving to get on the bus; N.
::: succumb - yield (to something overwhelming); give in; die; Ex. succumb to the illness
::: overwhelm - (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
::: glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
::: dominate - control; rule; enjoy a commanding position in; overlook from a height;
::: magnanimity - generosity; ADJ. magnanimous: generous
::: vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
::: transpose - reverse the order or position of