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incinerate - burn to ashes
murmur - low, indistinct, continuous sound; V. CF. mumble
fiend - evil spirit; devil
snicker - half-stifled(suppressed) laugh; V.
hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
antagonism - hostility; active opposition; V. antagonize: cause to become an enemy; N. antagonist: person who is opposed to another; opponent; adversary; principal character in oppostion to the protagonist
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event