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::: parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
::: protagonist - leader or noticeable supporter of an idea; chief character in a play or story
::: resilient - elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
::: potentate - monarch; sovereign
::: polar - of a pole; characterized by opposite extremes; Ex. polar opposites
::: idolatry - worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous
::: austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
::: ashen - ash-colored; deadly pale
::: amulet - charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
::: claustrophobia - fear of being locked in