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::: gargoyle - waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
::: smudge - dirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V.
::: lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
::: clarion - shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times
::: odorous - having an odor
::: indenture - bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture; N: contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified time (as between an apprentice and his master)
::: quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
::: ineffable - unutterable; not to be uttered; taboo; that cannot be expressed in speech; indescribable; unspeakable; inexpressible; Ex. ineffable name/joy
::: cumbersome - heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
::: epoch - period of time