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calamity - disaster; misery
sensuous - giving pleasure to the senses; pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses; sensuous feeling of soft velvet on the skin
inimical - (of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
rue - regret; lament; mourn; Ex. He will rue the day; N. ADJ. rueful
assail - assault
dirge - funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)
alleviate - relieve (pain)
vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
executioner - person administering capital punishment
bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions