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nautical - pertaining to ships or navigation
decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
diorama - life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
amnesty - pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)
rigid - hard and unbending; stiff and unyielding; fixed in behavior or views; strict; rigorous; Ex. rigid rule
strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
jocund - merry
asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
malediction - curse