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isthmus - narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
edict - decree (especially one issued by a sovereign); official command
disparage - belittle
saga - Scandinavian myth; any legend; long heroic narrative
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
kindle - start a fire; ignite; inspire; arouse
rivet - metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee