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harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
peon - landless agricultural worker; bond servant; menial worker; N. peonage
ragamuffin - dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes
fallible - liable to err
attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
chivalrous - courteous; faithful; brave; N. chivalry
misanthrope - one who hates mankind; misanthropist
reminiscence - recollection; V. reminisce: recollect the past
impart - grant a share of; make known; Ex. news to impart
chaff - worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff