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avalanche - great mass of falling snow and ice
cognitive - having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing
embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
defray - provide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay
conventional - ordinary; typical; not nuclear; Ex. conventional weapons
recluse - hermit; loner; ADJ. reclusive
espouse - adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal
periphery - outside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter; Ex. periphery of the town
turmoil - extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil
sallow - (of the skin) yellowish and unhealthy-looking; sickly in color; Ex. sallow complexion due to jaundice