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parchment - writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat
debase - degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N. debasement
conjecture - surmise; guess; V.
delude - deceive
desolate - make desolate; forsake; abandon and desert
subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
interregnum - period between two successive reigns or governments
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
lucid - easily understood; clear; intelligible; N. lucidity
memorial - something, such as a monument or holiday, intended to honor the memory of a person or event; ADJ: commemorative