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clarion - shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
colossal - huge
harry - harass, annoy, torment (by repeated attacks); raid
despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
practical - based on experience; of or acquired through practice (rather than theory); useful; Ex. practical man
orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
tedium - boredom; weariness; ADJ. tedious
fathomless - too deep to be measured or understood; unfathomable
embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet