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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
decree - authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree
partial - incomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something
prototype - original work used as a model by others
automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
veracious - (of a person) truthful
indemnify - make secure against damage or loss; compensate for damage or loss; CF. make uninjured
rehabilitate - restore to proper condition (health or useful life); restore the former rank of
subservient - behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience
attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration