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holocaust - destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust
quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
gruel - thin liquid porridge
surge - powerful movement of or like a wave; V.
coeval - living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
redolent - odorous; fragrant; suggestive (of an odor); Ex. redolent of onions/mystery
ominous - threatening; of an evil omen
hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
prefigure - be a sign of; foreshadow