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condole - express condolences; N. condolence: sympathy for someone who has experienced great sorrow
disfigure - mar the appearance of; spoil
sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
blighted - suffering from a disease; destroyed
conventional - ordinary; typical; not nuclear; Ex. conventional weapons
vulpine - like a fox; crafty
admonish - warn or speak to with gentle disapproval; reprove