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wistful - sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
convention - social or moral custom; established practice; formal meeting; international agreement
gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
frail - weak; N. frailty
genealogy - record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
premonition - forewarning; presentiment; foreboding
inscrutable - difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
resolution - determination; resoluteness; ADJ. resolute: firm or determined in purpose
motility - ability to move spontaneously; ADJ. motile: moving spontaneously
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die