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hermitage - home of a hermit
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
fiasco - total failure; CF. bottle
murky - dark and gloomy; thick with fog; vague; Ex. murky night/fog; N. murk: partial or complete darkness; gloom
analogy - similarity; parallelism; comparing two similar things
dwindle - shrink; reduce gradually
supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
legacy - gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor
rustic - pertaining to country people; unsophisticated; simple; crude; uncouth; (of furniture) rough with the bark left on; N. rural person; rustic person