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cordon - extended line of men or fortifications to prevent access or egress; (
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
prodigious - enormous; marvelous; extraordinary; Ex. prodigious amount/memory
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
determinate - having a fixed order of procedure; precisely defined; invariable; fixed; conclusive; final
ensue - follow (as a result)
inveterate - deep-rooted; habitual; CF. grow old
idiosyncrasy - individual trait usually odd in nature; behavioral peculiarity; eccentricity; attitude, behavior, or opinion peculiar to a person; anything highly individual or eccentric; ADJ. idiosyncratic
condole - express condolences; N. condolence: sympathy for someone who has experienced great sorrow