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dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
cataclysm - deluge; upheaval; earthquake; violent and sudden event or change
humid - damp; N. humidity
rustic - pertaining to country people; unsophisticated; simple; crude; uncouth; (of furniture) rough with the bark left on; N. rural person; rustic person
requite - make return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge; N. requittal
expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
peripatetic - walking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy
apoplexy - stroke; loss of consciousness caused by too much blood in the brain
wanderlust - strong longing to travel
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die