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saga - Scandinavian myth; any legend; long heroic narrative
forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
hurtle - crash; rush; move with great speed; Ex. hurtling runaway train
penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
cipher - nonentity; worthless person or thing; zero; secret code; V.
deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
gargoyle - waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
bound - leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound
gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic