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quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
bizarre - fantastic; violently contrasting; noticeably odd; strikingly unconventional
maim - mutilate; injure lastingly; disable; cripple; Ex. maimed for life
modulate - tone down in intensity; change the intensity or tone of; regulate; change from one musical key to another; Ex. modulate from E to G
demise - death
commonplace - ordinary; N: something ordinary or common; trite remark
coroner - public official who investigates any death thought to be of other than natural causes
tessellated - mosaic; inlaid; Ex. tessellated pattern
parchment - writing material made from the skin of a sheep or goat
ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat