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immure - imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
carnivorous - meat-eating; N. carnivore; CF. herbivore
prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
turpitude - depravity; baseness; Ex. moral turpitude
supererogatory - superfluous; more than needed or demanded
monograph - scholarly article
milieu - social environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.
expansive - (of a person) outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size
attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard