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saga - Scandinavian myth; any legend; long heroic narrative
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
servitude - slavery; compulsory labor imposed as a punishment
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
cleave - split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to; N. cleavage; ADJ. cloven
nourishment - something that nourishes; food
surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
adept - expert at; very skilled
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food