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ephemeral - short-lived; fleeting
mendicant - beggar; ADJ: living as a beggar
canker - any ulcerous sore; ulcer; any evil; CF. cancer
genealogy - record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
dilatory - delaying; tending to delay
rubble - fragments (esp. from a destroyed building)
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
riveting - holding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing
consign - send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
asunder - into parts; apart; V. sunder