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abusive - coarsely insulting; physically harmful
gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
neophyte - recent convert; new member of a religious group; beginner; CF. plant
disconsolate - hopelessly sad (at the loss of something)
lithe - flexible; supple; CF. limber
fracas - brawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee
slavish - of or like a slave; servile; showing no originality; copied very closely; Ex. slavish devotion/copy of the original
subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
indomitable - unconquerable; unyielding