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determination - resolve; firmness of purpose; measurement or calculation; decision
gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
ecstasy - rapture; very strong feeling of joy and happiness; any overpowering emotion; ADJ. ecstatic: causing or experiencing ecstasy
monolithic - solidly uniform; unchangeable; unyielding; N. monolith: large block of stone
windfall - fallen fruit; unexpected lucky event
appease - pacify or soothe; Ex. appease a crying baby; N. appeasement
beatific - giving or showing bliss; blissful
Epicurean - believing that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.
miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence