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vortex - whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
discrepancy - lack of consistency or agreement as between facts; difference; Ex. discrepancy between two descriptions
orientation - act of finding oneself in society; orienting
lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
languish - lose animation or strength
dialectical - relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal; Ex. dialectical situation; N. dialectic: art of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
interregnum - period between two successive reigns or governments