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compunction - remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
exacting - extremely demanding; Ex. exacting standard of safety
impinge - infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.
rampart - defensive mound of earth
acrophobia - fear of heights
temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
wizened - shriveled; withered; Ex. wizened apple/old lady
callow - youthful; immature; inexperienced
tumult - commotion of a great crowd; riot; noise; uproar; ADJ. tumultuous: noisy and disorderly
elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac