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::: woe - great sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; Ex. financial woes
::: overblown - inflated; exaggerated
::: decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
::: carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
::: amulet - charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
::: oligarchy - government by a privileged few
::: blasphemy - irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
::: lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
::: adapt - make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.
::: dorsal - relating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin