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melancholy - gloomy; morose; blue; N. ADJ. melancholic; CF. melancholia
militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
miscellaneous - made up of a variety of parts
titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
arboretum - place where different trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited
serendipity - gift for finding valuable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck; CF. The Three Princes of Serendip
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
depict - portray
facetious - joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous
atrocity - brutal deed; ADJ. atrocious