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drudgery - hard unpleasant work; menial work
expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
zeal - eager enthusiasm (to a cause or ideal); ADJ. zealous
harry - harass, annoy, torment (by repeated attacks); raid
placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
poignancy - quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
incommodious - not spacious; inconvenient
voracious - ravenous; eating large quantities of food; exceedingly eager; insatiable; Ex. voracious animal/reader