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destitute - extremely poor; lacking means of subsistence; utterly lacking; devoid; Ex. destitute of any experience
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
savor - enjoy; have a distinctive flavor, smell, or quality; N: taste or smell; distinctive quality
baffle - frustrate; perplex
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
frustrate - thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose
lugubrious - mournful; sorrowful