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ovation - enthusiastic applause
harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
hermitage - home of a hermit
recondite - abstruse; not easily understood; profound; secret
aboriginal - being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine
smudge - dirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V.
holster - leather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)
synchronous - similarly timed; simultaneous with; occurring at the same time; V. synchronize
purge - remove or get rid of something or someone unwanted; eliminate; free from blame or guilt; cleanse or purify (esp. of sin, guilt, or defilement); N.
thrall - slave; bondage; slavery; Ex. Her beauty held him in thrall; CF. enthrall