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orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
ascribe - refer; attribute; assign
reciprocal - mutual; given and received in return; exchangeable; interacting; Ex. reciprocal trade agreement
ragamuffin - dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes
chauvinist - blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin
hindsight - understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened
carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
inasmuch_as - since; owing to the fact that