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parallelism - state of being parallel; similarity; analogy
liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
entail - make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B
inadvertently - unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly
flutter - (of a bird with large wings) wave (the wings) lightly, rapidly, and irregularly; vibrate rapidly or erratically; fly by waving quickly; flitter; N.
divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
tawdry - cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry
severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health