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::: adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
::: neologism - new or newly coined word or phrase
::: motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
::: reprobation - severe disapproval; CF. approbation
::: thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall
::: distend - expand; swell out
::: saturnine - morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.
::: equivocal - (of words or statements) ambiguous; intentionally misleading; (of behavior) questionable; OP. unequivocal
::: matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger social group
::: shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.