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::: obsidian - black volcanic rock
::: itinerant - wandering; traveling from place to place (to perform work); Ex. itinerant preacher
::: pantomime - acting without dialogue; V.
::: allude - refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference
::: tribune - official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
::: capitulate - surrender; give up all resistance
::: sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
::: satiate - satisfy fully (physical needs such as hunger); sate; N. satiety: condition of being satiated
::: spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
::: ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing