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::: crest - top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird
::: forte - strong point or special talent in a person's character
::: contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
::: lunatic - insane; Ex. lunatic asylum
::: embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
::: elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
::: loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
::: provender - dry food for livestock; fodder
::: recrimination - countercharges; V. recriminate
::: gnome - dwarf; underground spirit who guards treasure hoards