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turbulence - state of violent agitation; ADJ. turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed
beset - harass or trouble from all directions; hem in
sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
crotchety - (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
longevity - long life; long duration
jaunt - trip; short journey
executive - person having administrative authority; one branch of government executing laws; ADJ: relating to executing
travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
forerunner - predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
solitude - state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof