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::: untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
::: decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent
::: quicksilver - mercury
::: turmoil - extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil
::: harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
::: conformist - person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms
::: peroration - conclusion of an oration; perorating; V. perorate: conclude a speech; speak at great length
::: paranoia - psychosis marked by delusions of grandeur or persecution; N: ADJ: paranoid, paranoiac
::: postulate - self-evident truth; something assumed without proof; V: assume the truth of (as a basis of an argument)
::: impiety - irreverence; lack of respect for God or piety