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checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
tribulation - suffering; ordeal; distress; trial
cull - pick out from others (to kill the weakest members); reject; select; collect (information); N.
reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful
surmount - overcome
diurnal - daily; occurring during the daytime
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
arbitrary - unreasonable or capricious; random; tyrannical; Ex. arbitrary ruler
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
brevity - conciseness; shortness of duration