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wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
celestial - heavenly
adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
stalemate - deadlock; situation in which further action is blocked
motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
compromise - adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. compromise one's principle; N.
saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin
parchment - writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat
diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish