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bleak - cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
probe - explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe
shackle - chain; fetter; confine with shackles; N.
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
disconsolate - hopelessly sad (at the loss of something)
lampoon - ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
unmitigated - (of something bad) not moderated; unrelieved or immoderate; without qualification; absolute; Ex. unmitigated disaster
penitent - repentant; N.
perjury - false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)