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futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
parable - short simple story teaching a moral
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
brusque - blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice
frigid - intensely cold; cold in manner; Ex. frigid zone
consistency - absence of contradictions; uniformity; degree of thickness or firmness; Ex. consistency of thick cream; CF. viscous
insightful - discerning; perceptive
sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
dinghy - small boat (often ship's boat)
deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate