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::: privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
::: isthmus - narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
::: despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
::: chimerical - fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; N. chimera: unreal fancy; fire-breathing female creature
::: reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
::: pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
::: ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
::: ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
::: cadet - student at a military school
::: agitate - stir up; disturb