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::: musty - stale (in odor or taste); spoiled by age; CF. moist
::: calculated - deliberately planned; likely
::: penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
::: wallow - roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
::: palette - board on which painter mixes pigments(coloring matters)
::: emolument - salary; payment for an office; compensation
::: verity - quality of being true; lasting truth or principle; Ex. the verity of his testimony; Ex. one of the eternal verities
::: referendum - direct vote by all the people
::: demur - object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate; Ex. demur at the idea of working on Sunday
::: cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)