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::: privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
::: penetrate - enter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand
::: compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
::: infest - inhabit in numbers large enough to be harmful; Ex. Mice infested the house; Ex. shark-infested waters
::: papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
::: complementary - serving to complete something
::: rubric - title or heading (in red print); directions for religious ceremony; protocol
::: abhor - detest; hate
::: aplomb - poise; composure in difficult situations; assurance; self-confidence
::: conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)