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defection - desertion
elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
torpor - lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating
prologue - introduction (to a poem or play)
asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
reciprocal - mutual; given and received in return; exchangeable; interacting; Ex. reciprocal trade agreement
perimeter - outer boundary; length of the outer boundary; circumference
ineluctable - irresistible; not to be escaped; unavoidable
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners