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civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
depict - portray
cacophonous - discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds
rue - regret; lament; mourn; Ex. He will rue the day; N. ADJ. rueful
antiquated - obsolete; old-fashioned; outdated
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
sustenance - sustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food
mendicant - beggar; ADJ: living as a beggar
paranoia - psychosis marked by delusions of grandeur or persecution; N: ADJ: paranoid, paranoiac
somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow