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cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
consensus - general agreement; opinion reached by a group
eccentricity - oddity; idiosyncrasy
disfigure - mar the appearance of; spoil
bereft - deprived of (something valuable); lacking
windfall - fallen fruit; unexpected lucky event
nirvana - in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude
facsimile - copy