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tribulation - suffering; ordeal; distress; trial
doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
mulct - defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy
oatmeal - crushed oats used for making porridge
recapitulate - summarize
attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
fulsome - disgustingly excessive; offensively flattering; Ex. fulsome praise/expressions of admire
repast - meal; feast; banquet