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metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
freebooter - pirate or plunderer who makes war in order to grow rich
mishap - unfortunate accident
confidential - spoken or written in secret; trusted with private matters; Ex. confidential secretary
bombardment - attack (as with missiles or bombs); V. bombard
vixen - female fox; ill-tempered woman; CF. shrew
expound - explain
duration - length of time something lasts
recapitulate - summarize