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mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
slither - slip or slide
sordid - filthy; foul; base; vile; Ex. sordid bed/story
commemorative - remembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
ostentatious - showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
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
beneficiary - person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
venerable - deserving high respect; commanding respect; CF. command: deserve and get
opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous