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Read [Esc] (1)  rough; coarse; severe; unpleasantly stern
E.g. This was a [___] blow for the families of missing people who'd waited for decades for news of them.


Spelling Word: harsh
Read [Esc] (2)  writer for newspapers and magazines
E.g. The protests mark the second anniversary of the death of Georgy Gongadze, a [___] whose headless corpse was found in a forest near Kiev.


Spelling Word: journalist
Read [Esc] (3)  swamp; bog; low lying wet land with grassy vegetation
E.g. The jail was a trifling little brick den that stood in a [___] at the edge of the village.


Spelling Word: marsh
Read [Esc] (4)  study of myths; collection of myths
E.g. They fear the blue, which, in [___], is the color of purity and holiness.


Spelling Word: mythology
Read [Esc] (5)  severe trial; form of trial to determine guilt or innocence; difficult or painful experience
E.g. Another concern in this [___] is the matter of proof.


Spelling Word: ordeal
Read [Esc] (6)  sudden mass fear and anxiety
E.g. Marty shouted in [___], patting his coat, digging crazily into his pockets.


Spelling Word: panic
Read [Esc] (7)  strong feeling or emotion ; fervor
E.g. In a very short time the Queen was in a furious [___], and shouting 'Off with his head!' or 'Off with her head!' about once in a minute.


Spelling Word: passion
Read [Esc] (8)  special; characteristic; unusual; odd; bizarre
E.g. What I find [___] is the notion “fundamentalists” need or deserve to be criticized.


Spelling Word: peculiar
Read [Esc] (9)  spot; locate or identify with precision
E.g. Scientists are hoping that the complete code of Chromosome 21 will allow them to [___] the individual genes responsible for each Downs Syndrome disease.


Spelling Word: pinpoint
Read [Esc] (10)  seek to obtain or enforce by legal action; carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
E.g. The decision to [___] is totally up to the discretion of the police.


Spelling Word: prosecute