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bereft - deprived of (something valuable); lacking
bode - foreshadow; portend
scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
acumen - mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
bravado - swagger; assumed air of defiance; false show of bravery
idolatry - worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous
quiescent - dormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence
sensitization - process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
resentment - indignation; bitterness; displeasure; V. resent: feel anger about