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::: 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
::: draught - current of air (through a room or to a fire); act of pulling roads; act of swallowing liquid or amount of liquid swallowed at a time
::: peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
::: revert - relapse; backslide; turn back to; return to the former owner; N. reversion
::: longevity - long life; long duration
::: pedagogue - teacher; CF. child leader
::: dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
::: discompose - disturb the composure of; confuse
::: saga - Scandinavian myth; any legend; long heroic narrative
::: indentation - notch; deep recess; V. indent; CF. tooth