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::: haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
::: affidavit - written statement made under oath (for use as proof in a court of law)
::: quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
::: avalanche - great mass of falling snow and ice
::: pariah - social outcast; Ex. Mariah the pariah
::: injurious - harmful; causing injury
::: shirk - avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
::: virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
::: feint - trick; shift; sham blow; feigned attack to draw away defensive action; V.
::: cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)