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nugatory - worthless; futile
swindler - cheater
succumb - yield (to something overwhelming); give in; die; Ex. succumb to the illness
flail - beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
insubstantial - lacking substance; insignificant; frail; immaterial
deluge - flood; rush; V.
indissoluble - permanent; impossible to dissolve or disintegrate
seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.