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personify - represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification
rebuff - reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.
orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
arduous - hard; strenuous; Ex. arduous work
carnage - destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
chagrin - annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
forge - counterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated
baroque - highly ornate
gruesome - grisly; horrible
pith - core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance