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glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
premise - assumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
mangle - tear or cut to pieces; mutilate or disfigure; Ex. badly mangled bodies
virile - manly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength
earthly - of this earth; terrestrial; worldly; not divine; possible; Ex. no earthly reason
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
relent - become less severe; give in(surrender); ADJ. relentless: unyielding; continuously severe
tribulation - suffering; ordeal; distress; trial