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::: throes - violent anguish
::: condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
::: rickety - (of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D
::: decomposition - decay; V. decompose: decay; break and separate into simple parts
::: desperate - having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort
::: elevation - elevated position; altitude; height; flat upright side of a building; angle made by pointing a gun; Ex. The elevation of her style is much admired; Ex. front elevation of the house
::: injurious - harmful; causing injury
::: favoritism - display of partiality toward a favored person
::: maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
::: riveting - holding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing