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stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
tribune - official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
coagulate - congeal; thicken; clot; N. coagulant
attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
onus - burden; responsibility
obituary - death notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.
inept - unsuited; inappropriate; lacking skill; incompetent; CF. inapt: (of statements or ideas) inappropriate
vociferous - clamorous; noisy; V. vociferate: cry out loudly (when complaining)
indubitable - unable to be doubted; which cannot be doubted; unquestionable
headfirst - moving with the head leading; headlong