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careen - lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger
drastic - strong; violent and severe; Ex. drastic changes/measures
rancid - having the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank
bereavement - state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft
futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
ingenue - ing\'enue; young innocent girl
amorphous - formless; lacking shape or definition
gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)