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meander - wind or turn in its course; follow a winding or turning course; move aimlessly and idly
Occident - the West
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
cremate - incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium
colossus - gigantic statue; person or thing of great size or importance
forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
paraphrase - restate a passage in one's own words while retaining thought of author; N: restatement of a text in other words
viper - poisonous snake