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distract - take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
effete - having lost one's original power; barren; worn out; exhausted
stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
autocratic - having absolute unchecked power; dictatorial; N. autocrat, autocracy
prodigal - wasteful; reckless with money; profuse; Ex. a mind prodigal of ideas; N. prodigality
supernumerary - person or thing excess of what is necessary; extra; ADJ: additional to the usual or necessary number
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
hardy - (of people or animals) sturdy; robust; (of plants) able to stand inclement(stormy) weather
anvil - iron block used in hammering out metals
temerity - boldness; nerve; rashness; Ex. temerity to ask for a pay increase after only three day's work