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lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
hydrophobia - fear of water; rabies
seclusion - isolation; solitude; V. seclude: set apart from others; isolate
finery - beautiful clothes for a special occasion
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
eclectic - selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources; selecting individual elements from a variety of sources; N. eclecticism
refectory - dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
malapropos - inappropriate; ADV.
sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
gall - annoy; exasperate; chafe; N: skin sore caused by rubbing (as on the skin of a horse); exasperation