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::: debauch - corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
::: idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
::: tribunal - court of justice
::: mischance - ill luck
::: sacrosanct - invioably sacred; most sacred; inviolable
::: harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
::: conscientious - scrupulous; through and careful; Ex. conscientious worker
::: bluff - pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
::: pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
::: subaltern - subordinate