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dolorous - sorrowful; N. dolor
foreboding - premonition of evil; feeling of coming evil; V. forebode: be a warning of (something unpleasant)
catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
convoke - call together; Ex. convoke Parliament; N. convocation
importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
cull - pick out from others (to kill the weakest members); reject; select; collect (information); N.
chivalrous - courteous; faithful; brave; N. chivalry