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embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
mutablility - ability to change in form; fickleness; ADJ. mutable: able to change; fickle; CF. mutate; CF. mutant
adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
dint - means; effort; Ex. by dint of hard work
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
estranged - separated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement
prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
collected - composed; calm; self-possessed
ravenous - extremely hungry; voracious