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vortex - whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
bastard - illegitimate child
curator - superintendent; manager (in charge of a museum or a library)
severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
insuperable - insurmountable; unbeatable; Ex. insuperable difficulties
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
crotchety - (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
proselytize - (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion