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invalid - one incapacitated(disabled) by a chronic illness; ADJ: incapacitated by illness; not valid; null; V: allow to leave (a military force) because of ill-health
cavalcade - procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages; parade; CF. cavalry
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
ascribe - refer; attribute; assign
irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning
hovel - shack; small wretched house
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
static - having no motion; unchanging; lacking development; N. stasis: stable state
harbinger - forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)