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::: pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
::: cornucopia - horn (or horn-shaped container) overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance; horn of plenty
::: exorcise - drive out evil spirits
::: internecine - mutually destructive
::: thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
::: ravel - fall apart into tangles; entangle; unravel or untwist
::: affront - insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally
::: guffaw - boisterous laughter; V.
::: purge - remove or get rid of something or someone unwanted; eliminate; free from blame or guilt; cleanse or purify (esp. of sin, guilt, or defilement); N.
::: retrench - cut down; cut down expenses; economize