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discourse - serious speech, writing, or conversation; formal discussion (either written or spoken); conversation; V.
wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
stratagem - deceptive scheme; clever trick
projectile - missile; fired or thrown object (such as stone or bullet)
grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
ravenous - extremely hungry; voracious
harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
profane - violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things
paramount - foremost in importance; supreme; CF. para-: beyond; above; Ex. paranormal
plight - difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament