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morose - ill-humored; sullen; sullenly melancholy
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
heterodox - (of beliefs) against accepted opinion; unorthodox; unconventional
carnivorous - meat-eating; N. carnivore; CF. herbivore
inasmuch_as - since; owing to the fact that
hegemony - dominance especially of one nation over others
contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician