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ascertain - find out for certain; make certain
distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
antiseptic - substance that prevents infection in a wound; ADJ.
lampoon - ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
encircle - surround
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
patriarch - father and ruler of a family or tribe
submissive - willing to obey orders; yielding; timid
mange - skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair
drab - dull; lacking color; cheerless ; Ex. drab coat/life