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distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
obelisk - tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
generality - vague statement; general statement which is not detailed; quality of being general; greater part; most; Ex. generality of people
inveigh - denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink
rickety - (of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D
onslaught - vicious assault; fierce attack; Ex. unexpected onslaught of the enemy
compassion - sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
protract - prolong; lengthen in time; draw out
historical - connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)