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beleaguer - besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
indenture - bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture; N: contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified time (as between an apprentice and his master)
knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
imbecility - weakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; fool
chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
fortuitous - accidental; by chance; N. fortuity
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
insidious - treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot