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thwart - block or hinder; baffle; frustrate
drudgery - hard unpleasant work; menial work
swipe - hit with a sweeping motion; N.
libel - defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character; V. ADJ. libelous
extricate - free from an entanglement or difficulty; disentangle
nadir - lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
anesthetic - substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness; N. anesthesia