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dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
carcinogenic - causing cancer; N. carcinogen
merit - deserve; ADJ. meritorious: deserving reward or praise
pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
sedition - conduct or language inciting rebellion; rebellion; resistance to authority; insubordination; ADJ. seditious
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
inasmuch_as - since; owing to the fact that
poignancy - quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased