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thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
irascible - irritable; easily angered
voluble - fluent; talkative; glib; N. volubility
commune - small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature
despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
entomology - study of insects
gist - essence; main point; substance
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
submissive - willing to obey orders; yielding; timid
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death