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::: cascade - small waterfall
::: hirsute - hairy; having a lot of hair
::: culprit - one guilty of a crime
::: cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable
::: papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
::: maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
::: imperative - absolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command; Ex. It is imperative that; N: something that must be done
::: amphitheater - oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena
::: scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
::: obsequy - funeral ceremony