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context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
perturb - disturb greatly
compile - assemble; gather; accumulate; make (a report or a book) from facts and information found in various places; Ex. compile a dictionary
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
defray - provide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay
onomatopoeia - words formed in imitation of natural sounds
simile - comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as
legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
bereavement - state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft