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respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
anesthetic - substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness; N. anesthesia
vitreous - of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify
withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
imply - suggest a meaning not expressed; signify
tirade - long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation
cogent - convincing
physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
seep - pass slowly through small openings; ooze; trickle; N. seepage