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::: privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
::: chagrin - annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
::: veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
::: winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
::: congenital - existing at birth
::: ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
::: relent - become less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe
::: volatile - changeable; of a quickly changing nature (as of temper); mercurial; tending to violence; evaporating rapidly; Ex. volatile character/situation in the street
::: embody - give a bodily form to; incorporate; include
::: execrate - curse; express abhorrence for; detest