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historical - connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)
reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful
checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
decrepit - weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
infirmity - weakness
sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
tribulation - suffering; ordeal; distress; trial
impregnable - invulnerable; impossible to capture or enter by force; Ex. impregnable fort/argument; CF. take
gestate - evolve as in prenatal growth; N. gestation: period of development from conception until birth