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languor - lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
inamorata - woman whom a man loves
sophistry - seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism
appall - dismay; shock deeply
caste - one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society; social stratification; prestige
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
imbroglio - complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
subaltern - subordinate
factitious - artificial; produced artificially; sham; false; Ex. factitious tears
extradition - surrender of prisoner by one state to another; Ex. extradition treaty; V. extradite