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::: menial - suitable for servants; lowly; mean; N: someone who does menial work (esp. servant in a house)
::: centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
::: rancor - long-lasting hatred; bitterness; Ex. negotiation without rancor; ADJ. rancorous
::: dilapidated - falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle; N. dilapidation
::: irremediable - incurable; uncorrectable; impossible to remedy
::: degradation - humiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank
::: impasse - predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
::: abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
::: assuage - mak less severe; ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
::: atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic