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::: retrieve - recover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. retrieve the situation
::: ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
::: travail - strenuous work; toil; painful labor; labor of childbirth
::: surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
::: idyllic - charmingly carefree; simple and happy; Ex. idyllic scene
::: improvise - compose on the spur of the moment
::: edict - decree (especially one issued by a sovereign); official command
::: subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
::: pilfer - steal things of small value; filch; snitch
::: tatter - torn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes