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obelisk - tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid
affirmation - positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
gazette - official periodical publication; newspaper
benison - blessing
mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
cadaverous - like a corpse; pale
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
clandestine - secret