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woe - great sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; Ex. financial woes
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
effete - having lost one's original power; barren; worn out; exhausted
baffle - frustrate; perplex
clarion - shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times
expedite - hasten; make go faster
hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
filch - steal (things of small value)
authoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father