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potpourri - heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
dummy - imitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy
serrated - having a sawtoothed edge; Ex. serrated leaf
unction - the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction
ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
perdition - damnation; complete ruin; hell
woeful - sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions
functionary - official (who performs a particular function)
maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream