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cataclysm - deluge; upheaval; earthquake; violent and sudden event or change
benevolent - generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
anecdote - short story of an amusing or interesting event
canter - slow gallop; V. CF. trot
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
facilitate - help bring about; make less difficult
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
demure - (of a woman or child) grave; quiet and serious; coy; pretending to be demure
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate