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isthmus - narrow neck of land connecting two larger bodies of land
chronicle - report; record (in chronological order)
censorious - severely critical
hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
pensive - dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
plume - feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke:
variegated - (esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
absolve - pardon (an offense)