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::: limbo - region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang); Ex. Purgatory and Limbo
::: penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
::: virulent - (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom
::: historic - important in history; Ex. historic battle
::: chaff - worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff
::: abstruse - obscure; profound; difficult to understand
::: recourse - resorting to help when in trouble; Ex. without recourse to
::: frivolous - lacking in seriousness; flippant; self-indulgently carefree; unworthy of serious attention; relatively unimportant; trivial
::: fatuous - smugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity, fatuousness
::: expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book