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verdigris - green coating or patina on copper which has been exposed to the weather
gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment
sordid - filthy; foul; base; vile; Ex. sordid bed/story
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
venue - location; place (of a crime, trial, gathering, etc.); CF. come
grovel - crawl or creep on ground; remain prostrate; behave in a servile manner
arraign - charge in court; indict
credence - belief
overbearing - bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate
luminary - celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)