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escutcheon

a flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by dirty fingers

onerous

not easily borne

borne

brought into existence

bygone

past events to be put aside

bumptious

offensively self-assertive

valediction

the act of saying farewell

oblivion

the state of being disregarded or forgotten

accrue

grow by addition

voracious

excessively greedy and grasping

imponderable

difficult or impossible to evaluate with precision

tenacious

stubbornly unyielding

pittance

an inadequate payment

dejected

affected or marked by low spirits

dupe

a person who is tricked or swindled

indefatigable

showing sustained enthusiastic action with unflagging vitality

obscure

not clearly understood or expressed

harebrained

very foolish

proliferation

growth by the rapid multiplication of parts

litigation

a legal proceeding in a court

sanguine

confidently optimistic and cheerful

tractable

easily managed (controlled or taught or molded)

abrasive

sharply disagreeable

invidious

containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice

exhorting

urge on or encourage especially by shouts

lament

regret strongly

contemporaries

all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age

rancorous

showing deep-seated resentment

philanthropist

someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being

emphatic

forceful and definite in expression or action

harbinger

an indication of the approach of something or someone

linchpin

a central cohesive source of support and stability

anthracite

a hard natural coal that burns slowly and gives intense heat

rhapsodize

say (something) with great enthusiasm

ubiquitous

being present everywhere at once

shrewd

marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

embroiled

deeply involved especially in something complicated

obsolete

no longer in use

subsume

contain or include

subordinate

rank or order as less important or consider of less value

newfangled

of a new (often outrageous) kind or fashion

reciprocating

moving alternately backward and forward

interstice

small opening between things

igneous

like or suggestive of fire

contrive

come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort

spurn

reject with contempt

befuddled

perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements

occult

supernatural forces and events and beings collectively

celestial

of heaven or the spirit

diplomat

a person who deals tactfully with others

tactful

showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people

epoch

highly significant or important especially bringing about or marking the beginning of a new development or era

flabbergasted

as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise

sobriquet

a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)

hymn

a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)

prestige

a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.

copious

large in number or quantity (especially of discourse)

discourse

talk or hold forth formally about a topic

entourage

the group following and attending to some important person

luminary

a celebrity who is an inspiration to others

niche

a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it

marred

having the surface damaged or disfigured

ascetic

practices self denial as spiritual discipline

protégé

a person who receives support and protection from an influential patron who furthers the protege's career.

keen

very penetrating and clear and sharp in operation

transient

(physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or load

intermittent

stopping and starting at irregular intervals

dynamo

generator consisting of a coil (the armature) that rotates between the poles of an electromagnet (the field magnet) causing a current to flow in the armature

befit

accord or comport with

tenet

a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof

vindicate

clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting proof

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