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::: forlorn - sad and lonely; wretched; desolate
::: antagonism - hostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
::: agnostic - one who is skeptical of the existence or knowability of a god or any ultimate reality
::: severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
::: grudging - unwilling; reluctant; stingy(giving reluctantly)
::: demure - (of a woman or child) grave; quiet and serious; coy; pretending to be demure
::: histrionic - theatrical; excessively dramatic or emotional; affected; of actors or acting; N. histrionics: histrionic behavior
::: benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
::: paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
::: autocratic - having absolute unchecked power; dictatorial; N. autocrat, autocracy