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embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
congeal - freeze; coagulate
diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
outrage - act of extreme violence or viciousness; resentful anger; V: commit an outrage on; produce anger in; ADJ. outrageous: offensive
rousing - lively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
turbid - (of a liquid) having the sediment disturbed; muddy; thick
sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
degradation - humiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank