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promontory - headland
reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
garbled - mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible
mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
frugality - thrift; economy; ADJ. frugal: practicing economy; costing little; inexpensive
primp - groom oneself with care; adorn oneself
reprise - musical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action; Ex. reprise in the finale; Ex. constant reprises
founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
inhibited - (of a person) unable to express what one really feels