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inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
bereft - deprived of (something valuable); lacking
prognosis - forecasted course of a disease; prediction; CF. prognostic
lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
dirge - funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)
indisputable - too certain to be disputed; beyond doubt
wretch - miserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile
coalesce - combine; fuse; N. coalescence