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generic - characteristic of an entire class or species; of a genus
galleon - large three-masted sailing ship
baffle - frustrate; perplex
affliction - state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
queasy - experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy
dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
inclined - tending or leaning toward; bent; V. incline: slant; dispose; be disposed; tend
desolate - (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless
reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of