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narrative - related to telling a story; N: narrated account; story; V. narrate: tell (a story); CF. narration
mercurial - capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
fiend - evil spirit; devil
demerit - fault; bad quality
animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
rectitude - moral correctness; moral uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
igneous - produced by fire; of fire; volcanic; (of rocks) formed from lava; Ex. igneous meteorite
sodden - thoroughly soaked; dull or stupid as if from drink