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doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
artisan - a manually skilled worker
oblivion - obscurity; condition of being completely forgotten; forgetfulness
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
regimen - prescribed course of diet or exercise; prescribed diet and habits; Ex. daily regimen of a dancer
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
intermediary - intermediate; acting as a mediator; N: mediator; go-between
opulence - extreme wealth; luxuriousness; abundance; ADJ. opulent: possessing great wealth; abundant
rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
flinch - hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.