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destitute - extremely poor; lacking means of subsistence; utterly lacking; devoid; Ex. destitute of any experience
verdigris - green coating or patina on copper which has been exposed to the weather
contention - assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition
abide - dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
elaboration - addition of details; intricacy
flux - flowing; series of changes; fluctuation; Ex. in a state of flux
coincidence - the chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events; V. coincide: happen at the same time; be in agreement; CF. coincident; CF. coincidental
confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
dirge - funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)
waylay - ambush; lie in wait for and attack