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demure - (of a woman or child) grave; quiet and serious; coy; pretending to be demure
peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
despoil - plunder; sack; Ex. despoil the village
empirical - based on experience
memorialize - commemorate
malevolent - wishing evil; exhibiting ill will; N. malevolence
pervasive - spread throughout; V. pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate
diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
obsessive - related to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively