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distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
ineluctable - irresistible; not to be escaped; unavoidable
reprobation - severe disapproval; CF. approbation
meter - arrangement of words in the form of poetry (by accentual rhythm)
aggrandize - make greater; increase in power, wealth, rank, or honor; N. aggrandizement
surreptitious - done secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
consanguinity - kinship; relationship by birth
encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
impotent - weak; ineffective; lacking in physical strength or power