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precipice - cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice
unseemly - unbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent; Ex. leave with unseemly haste
loiter - hang about/around; stand idly about; linger
philology - study of language or words
gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
bestial - beastlike; brutal; inhuman; very cruel
foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
tortuous - winding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road
recital - act of reciting publicly; detailed account; performance of music or dance (by a solo performer)
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent