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shard - fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
masquerade - wear a mask or disguise; pretend; N: costume party or ball at which masks are worn; pretense; disguise
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
mannered - affected; not natural; Ex. mannered way of speech
beatitude - blessedness; state of great happiness
cogent - convincing
slack - moving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.
obelisk - tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid
matrimony - state of being married