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::: sheer - pure; thin and transparent; very steep
::: gradation - series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression
::: bestial - beastlike; brutal; inhuman; very cruel
::: preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
::: minutiae - petty or trivial details; CF. minutia
::: coeval - living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
::: ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology
::: haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
::: certitude - certainty
::: deserts - what someone deserves