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maritime - bordering on(adjacent to) the sea; nautical; of the ships or the sea; Ex. Maritime Provinces
ungainly - (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
injurious - harmful; causing injury
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
incubus - burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus
turmoil - extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil
institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
interregnum - period between two successive reigns or governments
unsullied - untarnished; CF. sully