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glare - shine intensely and blindingly; stare fixedly and angrily; N.
depredation - plundering; destruction
elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
distract - take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
jaundice - medical condition in which the skin, the white part of the eyes, etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice, envy, or hostility; bias
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
whim - sudden capricious idea; fancy