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demerit - fault; bad quality
diatribe - bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse
prong - pointed projecting part
parable - short simple story teaching a moral
wanton - unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
irrepressible - unable to be restrained or held back; impossible to hold back
decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
desolate - (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless
mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid