chaotic - in utter disorder
resilient - elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
hydrophobia - fear of water; rabies
excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
doggerel - poor verse, comic verse composed in irregular rhythm.
cartographer - map-maker
bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits