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gloss_over - explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults
metallurgical - pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores; N. metallurgy: science that deals with extracting metals from ores
incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
exorcise - drive out evil spirits
skiff - small light sailboat or rowboat
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
taciturn - habitually silent; talking little
supplicant - one who supplicates; ADJ.
anonymity - state of being nameless; anonymousness; ADJ. anonymous