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purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
agitate - stir up; disturb
nugatory - worthless; futile
embargo - ban on commerce or other activity
ubiquitous - being everywhere; omnipresent; N. ubiquity
nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
snivel - complain or whine tearfully; run at the nose; snuffle; Ex. Don't come back sniveling to me.
gentility - those of gentle birth; high social class; refinement; quality of being genteel
parlance - language; manner of speaking; idiom; Ex. in legal/common parlance