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dolorous - sorrowful; N. dolor
stupor - state of being stupefied; state of apathy; daze; lack of awareness
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
debauch - corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
evenhanded - impartial; fair
auspicious - favoring success; giving signs of future success; Cf. auspices
bereft - deprived of (something valuable); lacking
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality