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bereavement - state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft
malodorous - foul-smelling
exacting - extremely demanding; Ex. exacting standard of safety
gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
ferment - agitation; commotion(noisy and excited activity); unrest (of a political kind); V. produce by fermentation; undergo fermentation; cause (a state of trouble)
maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
pendant - (pendent) hanging down from something; pending; N: ornament (hanging from a necklace etc.)
subjugate - conquer; bring under control