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wholesome - conducive to mental or physical health; healthful
histrionic - theatrical; excessively dramatic or emotional; affected; of actors or acting; N. histrionics: histrionic behavior
mutilate - maim; injure lastingly; deprive of a limb or an essential part
knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
isthmus - narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
fallow - (of land) plowed but not sowed (to improve the quality); uncultivated
elusive - evasive; not frank; baffling; hard to grasp, catch, or understand; V. elude: escape from; escape the understanding or grasp of; Ex. elude the hunter; Ex. His name eludes me.
evocative - tending to call up (emotions, memories)
incubus - burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus