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defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream
trappings - outward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)
inured - accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling
indefatigable - tireless; untiring; showing no sign of getting tired
epitome - perfect example or embodiment; brief summary; Ex. epitome of good manners; V. epitomize: make an epitome of; be an epitome of; embody
drudgery - hard unpleasant work; menial work
superannuated - retired or disqualified because of age; outmoded; obsolete
filial - pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; Ex. filial respect
abdicate - renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility)