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orientation - act of finding oneself in society; orienting
waver - move or swing back and forth; be uncertain or unsteady in decision or movement; Ex. wavering between accepting and refusing
wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp
flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
hieroglyphic - picture writing; ADJ.
proviso - stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision
prelate - church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
piscatorial - pertaining to fishing; CF. Pisces