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tempestuous - stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
elaboration - addition of details; intricacy
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
embellish - adorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
assumption - something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
anticlimax - letdown in thought or emotion; something unexciting, ordinary, or disappointing coming after something important or exciting
purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
chaffing - bantering; joking
provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
forlorn - sad and lonely; wretched; desolate