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jocund - merry
precipice - cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice
malapropos - inappropriate; ADV.
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
dissimulate - pretend; conceal by feigning; dissemble
browbeat - bully; intimidate
Occident - the West
notable - conspicuous; worthy of note; remarkable; important; distinguished; noted
cataclysm - deluge; upheaval; earthquake; violent and sudden event or change