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patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
fulcrum - support on which a lever rests or pivots
liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
persevere - continue steadily in spite of difficulties
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
disconsolate - hopelessly sad (at the loss of something)
taunt - deride or provoke; challenge in derision; N.