1.staggering adj.= so great, shocking or surprising that it is difficult to believe
2.oppressive adj.= unjustly inflicting hardship and constraint, especially on a minority or other subordinate group.
3.obedient adj.= submissive to another's will.
4.plead v.= make an emotional appeal.
5.vain adj.= having or showing an excessively high opinion of one's appearance, abilities, or worth.
6.deliverance n.= the action of being rescued or set free.
7.scorn v.= feel or express contempt or derision for.
8.lessen v.=make or become less; diminish.
9.exasperation n.=a feeling of intense irritation or annoyance.
10.heroine n.=a woman admired or idealized for her courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
11.plight n.= unfortunate situation.
12.chronicle v.=record (a related series of events) in a factual and detailed way.
13.insert v.=place, fit, or thrust (something) into another thing, especially with care.
14.lustful adj.=having or showing strong feelings of sexual desire.
15.struck v.= hit forcibly and deliberately with one's hand or a weapon or other implement.
16.scapegoat n.=(in the Bible) a goat sent into the wilderness after the Jewish chief priest had symbolically laid the sins of the people upon it.
17.contradiction n.= a combination of statements, ideas, or features of a situation that are opposed to one another.
18.shrivel v.= wither away
19.deed n.= a thing that sb does that is usually very good or very bad
20.misuse v.= use (something) in the wrong way or for the wrong purpose.
21.observer n.= a person who watches or notices something.
22.chaste adj.=abstaining from extramarital, or from all, sexual intercourse.
23.clinical adj.=efficient and unemotional; coldly detached.
24.extricate v.= free from a constraint or difficulty.
25.extent n.=the area covered by something.