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::: pandemonium - wild tumult(commotion); wild noisy disorder; CF. Paradise Lost
::: portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
::: legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
::: inherent - firmly established by nature or habit; intrinsic
::: arraign - charge in court; indict
::: vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
::: plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
::: 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
::: inane - silly; senseless; Ex. inane remarks; N. inanity
::: laborious - demanding much work or care; tedious