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chaff - worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff
annihilate - destroy
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
metallurgical - pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores; N. metallurgy: science that deals with extracting metals from ores
cryptic - mysterious; hidden; secret
repertoire - list of works of music, drama, etc., a performer is prepared to present; CF. repertory
extol - praise very highly; glorify
levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
desolate - (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless
crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent