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disconsolate - hopelessly sad (at the loss of something)
sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
throes - violent anguish
disgruntle - make discontented
solicit - entreat; request earnestly; seek to obtain; Ex. solicit votes; CF. solicitor: one who solicits; chief law officer
bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
bantering - joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing; N.V. banter
suborn - persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation
penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation