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rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
inanimate - lifeless; not animate
epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
haven - place of safety; refuge; harbor; Ex. tax haven
converge - approach; tend to meet; come together
duration - length of time something lasts
habituate - accustom or familiarize; addict
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
shudder - shake uncontrollably; tremble; V.