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abnegation - renunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
impotent - weak; ineffective; lacking in physical strength or power
abominable - detestable; extremely unpleasant
papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
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
gleam - brief flash of light; glow; V.
drudgery - hard unpleasant work; menial work