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::: gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
::: factitious - artificial; produced artificially; sham; false; Ex. factitious tears
::: taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
::: alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
::: appreciate - be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
::: quicksilver - mercury
::: functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
::: misogamy - hatred of marriage
::: luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
::: prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?