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thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
nether - lower; Ex. nether garments/regions
angular - sharp-cornered; having an angle; not rounded (body); bony; lean; gaunt; stiff in manner
potpourri - heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
transitory - transient; impermanent; fleeting; N. transitoriness
renege - break a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt
spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts