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gloss - brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
gruff - rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
dirge - funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)
stipulate - state as a necessary condition (of an agreement); make express conditions; specify; Ex. He stipulated payment in advance
epitome - perfect example or embodiment; brief summary; Ex. epitome of good manners; V. epitomize: make an epitome of; be an epitome of; embody
hatch - deck opening; lid covering a deck opening; V: emerge from an egg; produce (young) from an egg
foliage - masses of leaves; CF. defoliate
rife - (of something bad) widespread; abundant; current
check - stop motion; curb or restrain
unction - the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction