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::: holocaust - destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust
::: divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
::: nonchalance - indifference; lack of concern; composure; ADJ. nonchalant: unconcerned; cool; indifferent; Ex. nonchalant attitude to his debts
::: desolate - (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless
::: shoddy - made of inferior material; sham; not genuine; inferior; dishonest; Ex. shoddy goods/trick
::: deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
::: behoove - (behove) be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.
::: expenditure - payment or expense; expending; something expended; output; Ex. receipt for the expenditure; Ex. expenditure of all the energy
::: futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
::: mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit