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provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
memorialize - commemorate
spate - sudden flood or rush; Ex. spate of accidents
convert - one who has adopted a different religion or opinion; V: change into another form; (persuade to) adopt a particular religion or belief
whinny - neigh like a horse; CF. neigh: make the sound which horses make
wistful - sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
besiege - surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
purveyor - furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide
ardor - heat; passion; zeal; ADJ. ardent