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ordeal - severe trial or affliction; difficult experience; trial(test of patience or endurance); affliction
dilatory - delaying; tending to delay
perversion - corruption; turning from right to wrong
apprehend - arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive; N. apprehension
outmoded - no longer in fashion or use; no longer stylish; old-fashioned
perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
explicit - totally clear; definite; outspoken
esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica
alleviate - relieve (pain)
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic