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dirge - funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)
tribulation - suffering; ordeal; distress; trial
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
colossal - huge
spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
affront - insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally
rudimentary - elementary; not developed; crude; N. rudiment: fundamental element or principle; Ex. rudiments of the language
whelp - young animal (esp. of the dog or cat family); young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.
championship - position of champion; defense or support; competition held to determine a champion