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larder - pantry; place where food is kept
runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
gruff - rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
ravage - devastate; plunder; despoil; Ex. crops ravaged by storms
travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
belabor - harp on; dwell on tediously; explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; assail verbally; beat severely; attack physically
bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
inimical - (of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish