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gyroscope - apparatus used to maintain balance, ascertain direction, etc.
patrimony - property inherited from a father
spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
apothegm - (apophthegm) pithy, compact saying
amiss - wrong; faulty; Ex. something amiss; ADV.
solitude - state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
vortex - whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
dissection - analysis; cutting apart in order to examine