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desolate - (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless
bewitch - cast a spell over; captivate completely
gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
outrage - act of extreme violence or viciousness; resentful anger; V: commit an outrage on; produce anger in; ADJ. outrageous: offensive
headfirst - moving with the head leading; headlong
aegis - shield; protection; defense
commune - small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature
menace - threat; V: threaten
conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)