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shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
abject - (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology
bewitch - cast a spell over; captivate completely
scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
perceptive - insightful; showing a good ability at perceiving and understanding; aware; wise; of perception
philistine - narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete
devotee - enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
crypt - secret recess or vault usually used for burial; underground room (under a church)
sedulous - diligent; assiduous; paying attention; N. sedulity