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vestige - trace; remains; Ex. vestiges of some ancient religion
offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
occult - mysterious; secret; supernatural; beyond human comprehension; CF. mysterious to human ?; OP. bare
profound - deep; not superficial; complete; Ex. profound thinker/remark/silence/deafness; N. profundity
clapper - striker (tongue) of a bell
inhibit - restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition
sarcasm - cutting ironic remark; scornful remarks; stinging rebuke; ADJ. sarcastic
staid - serious and sedate; sober; Ex. staid during the funeral ceremony
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
elaboration - addition of details; intricacy