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fauna - animals of a period or region; CF. flora
degradation - humiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank
subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
forgo - (forego) give up; do without
manacle - restrain; handcuff; N.
transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
sordid - filthy; foul; base; vile; Ex. sordid bed/story
relapse - return to a former state (esp. after improvement); N.