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fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream
decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent
demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
ashen - ash-colored; deadly pale
lechery - gross lewdness; lustfulness; ADJ. lecherous; N. lecher: lecherous man
interrogate - question closely; cross-examine; cross-question
fancy - imagination (of a whimsical or fantastic nature); capricious liking; V: imagine; be fond of; ADJ. decorative; elaborate
matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger social group
tribulation - suffering; ordeal; distress; trial