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cornice - projecting molding on building (usually above columns or pillars); ó
execrate - curse; express abhorrence for; detest
lance - pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
infirmity - weakness
dispense - distribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule
anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
besmirch - soil; defile; make dirty
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
meditation - reflection; thought; V. meditate