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dolorous - sorrowful; N. dolor
bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
aspirant - seeker after position or status
compassion - sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
pilfer - steal things of small value; filch; snitch
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
gust - strong abrupt rush of wind; V. CF. bluster