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nadir - lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith
surly - bad-tempered; rude; cross
aquiline - curved; hooked; of or like an eagle; Ex. aquiline nose
graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
pith - core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
panache - flair; manner of doing things without any difficulty (causing admiration); flamboyance; bunch of feathers (on a helmet); Ex. with great panache; CF.
converge - approach; tend to meet; come together
disheveled - untidy (of hair or clothing); V. dishevel
scabbard - case for a sword blade; sheath