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destitute - extremely poor; lacking means of subsistence; utterly lacking; devoid; Ex. destitute of any experience
overwrought - nervous or excited; extremely agitated; hysterical; wrought-up; CF. wrought: made or done
jetsam - things thrown from a ship (to lighten the ship)
lachrymose - producing tears; tearful
cadet - student at a military school
douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
alienate - make unfriendly or hostile; estrange; separate; change the ownership of
potentate - monarch; sovereign
lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
impinge - infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.