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::: clamber - climb by crawling with difficulties; scramble
::: litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
::: inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
::: anoint - consecrate; put oil on (in a religious ceremony)
::: impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
::: wallow - roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
::: fallow - (of land) plowed but not sowed (to improve the quality); uncultivated
::: cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
::: liability - drawback; handicap; debts; obligation; responsibility; condition of being liable; ADJ. liable: likely; responsible (for paying)
::: taut - tight; strained; tense; ready; OP. slack