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desiccate - dry up
retinue - following; attendants
truncate - cut the top off; shorten
infernal - pertaining to hell; devilish; N. inferno: place of fiery heat or destruction
ambush - act of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.
clipper - sailing vessel built for great speed
irreconcilable - impossible to reconcile; incompatible; not able to be resolved
fusillade - simultaneous firing or outburst (of missiles, questions, etc.)
forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely