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unassuaged - unsatisfied; not soothed
ambush - act of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.
rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
prurient - having or causing lustful desires and thoughts; arousing immoderate sexual desire
detrimental - harmful; damaging; N. detriment
regeneration - spiritual rebirth; Ex. regeneration of the prisoners; V. regenerate: give or obtain new life; reform spiritually
crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
askew - crookedly; slanted; at an angle
layman - man who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.