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shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
ingrained - deeply established; firmly rooted; Ex. ingrained dirt/prejudice
rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
incontinent - lacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious
coagulate - congeal; thicken; clot; N. coagulant
anvil - iron block used in hammering out metals
bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
spurious - false; counterfeit; forged; illogical; Ex. spurious arguments