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harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
bliss - complete happiness; ADJ. blissful
transient - staying for a short time; momentary; temporary; N: one that is transient
stentorian - (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad
musky - having the odor of musk; N. musk: odorous substance secreted by an Asian deer
parsimony - stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
clarion - shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times
plaster - paste that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls; V.
institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
fracas - brawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee