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::: humus - substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil
::: supersede - replace; cause to be set aside; make obsolete; N. supersession
::: initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
::: visage - face; appearance
::: alchemy - medieval chemistry
::: quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
::: lounge - stand, sit, or lie in a lazy, relaxed way
::: deface - mar; disfigure
::: covetous - avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)
::: boorish - rude; insensitive