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::: dross - waste matter; worthless impurities
::: carillon - a set of bells (often in a tower) capable of being played
::: trifle - something of little importance or value; small amount; Ex. a trifle; V: treat without seriousness; flirt
::: grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
::: authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
::: lubricate - apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction
::: vituperative - abusive; scolding; V. vituperate: berate; scold; rail against abusively
::: glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
::: enclave - territory enclosed within an alien land
::: handsome - large in quantity; generous; Ex. handsome reward