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leeway - room to move; margin; latitude; Ex. leeway for the deadline
anguish - acute pain; extreme suffering
necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
apocalyptic - prophetic; pertaining to revelations especially of disaster; N. apocalypse
stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
abrasive - rubbing away; tending to grind down
wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
purge - remove or get rid of something or someone unwanted; eliminate; free from blame or guilt; cleanse or purify (esp. of sin, guilt, or defilement); N.
nepotism - favoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind