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::: affliction - state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on
::: deign - condescend; stoop
::: grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
::: debase - degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N. debasement
::: cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
::: callous - hardened; unfeeling; without sympathy for the sufferings of others; unkind
::: pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
::: languor - lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
::: bereft - deprived of (something valuable); lacking
::: alliteration - repetition of beginning sound in poetry