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::: anachronism - an error involving time in a story; something or someone misplaced in time; ADJ. anachronistic
::: corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
::: severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
::: deluge - flood; rush; V.
::: prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
::: ashen - ash-colored; deadly pale
::: exemplary - serving as a model; outstanding; Ex. exemplary punishment/behavior; N. exemplar: typical example; model
::: consonance - harmony; agreement
::: belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
::: galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity