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bauble - trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
hallowed - blessed; consecrated; Ex. hallowed ground; V. hallow: set apart as holy
elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
derelict - negligent; (of someone) neglectful of duty; (of something) deserted by an owner; abandoned; N: abandoned property; homeless or vagrant person
subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
obloquy - slander; disgrace; infamy
materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
glacial - like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg
overturn - turn over; capsize; topple