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sentient - capable of sensation and conscious; aware; sensitive; Ex. sentient creature; N. sentience
abide - dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
shrivel - make or become shrunken and wrinkled (often by drying)
indomitable - unconquerable; unyielding
conventional - ordinary; typical; not nuclear; Ex. conventional weapons
poignancy - quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
dearth - scarcity