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deserts - what someone deserves
scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
vying - contending; CF. vie
pernicious - very harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia
saga - Scandinavian myth; any legend; long heroic narrative
underlying - lying below; fundamental
bleak - cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
unearthly - not earthly; supernatural; weird; ghostly
dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
didactic - (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism