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ravenous - extremely hungry; voracious
zephyr - gentle breeze; west wind
solitude - state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
equable - tranquil; of even calm temper; (of temperature) steady; uniform
nonentity - person of no importance; nonexistence
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
rehabilitate - restore to proper condition (health or useful life); restore the former rank of
requiem - mass for the dead; dirge