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comeuppance - deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
engulf - surround and swallow up
prelude - introduction; introductory performance or event; forerunner
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
flout - reject; mock; show contempt for; scorn; Ex. flout the rules
iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
impregnable - invulnerable; impossible to capture or enter by force; Ex. impregnable fort/argument; CF. take
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
indict - charge; N. indictment
vouchsafe - grant condescendingly; guarantee; Ex. vouchsafe your fair return on your investment