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privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
immutable - unchangeable
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
solstice - point or time at which the sun is farthest from the equator
truculence - aggressiveness; ferocity; ADJ. truculent: aggressive; pugnacious; fierce
addiction - compulsive habitual need
carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
imperial - like an emperor; related to an empire; CF. imperialism
filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter