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vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
periphery - outside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter; Ex. periphery of the town
cloister - monastery or convent
servile - slavish; cringing; N. servility
wizened - shriveled; withered; Ex. wizened apple/old lady
trifle - something of little importance or value; small amount; Ex. a trifle; V: treat without seriousness; flirt
militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
feign - pretend
headlong - hasty; rash; headfirst; ADV.
rabid - of or suffering rabies; like a fanatic; extremely zealous; furious; CF. rabies: hydrophobia