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annals - records arranged in yearly parts; history
drivel - nonsense; foolishness; V: talk nonsense
exemplary - serving as a model; outstanding; Ex. exemplary punishment/behavior; N. exemplar: typical example; model
oversee - watch over and direct; supervise; N. oversight: unintentional failure to notice or do something; supervision
personify - represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification
wholesome - conducive to mental or physical health; healthful
nutrition - process of nourishing or being nourished; CF. malnutrition
abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art