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immure - imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
recuperate - recover; return to health; regain; Ex. recuperate losses
trappings - outward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
venial - (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial
practical - based on experience; of or acquired through practice (rather than theory); useful; Ex. practical man
polarity - state of having two opposite qualities
gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren