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pastoral - rural; of rural life; idyllic; of a pastor
flay - strip off skin; plunder; remove the skin from; criticize harshly
subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
predecessor - former occupant of a post
fauna - animals of a period or region; CF. flora
scoff - laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats
sedulous - diligent; assiduous; paying attention; N. sedulity
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
squander - waste; spend foolishly
provincial - pertaining to a province; limited in outlook; narrow; unsophisticated