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obsidian - black volcanic rock
woeful - sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions
swipe - hit with a sweeping motion; N.
overweening - arrogant; presumptuous
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
hamper - obstruct; prevent the free movement of; N:
smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
malady - illness
fundamental - basic; primary; essential
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic