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::: quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
::: parochial - narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes
::: odyssey - long, eventful, adventurous journey
::: effeminate - having womanly traits
::: provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
::: enduring - lasting; surviving; V. endure: bear (pain or suffering) for a long time; remain alive (in spite of difficulties); last; survive
::: dank - damp; unpleasantly wet
::: heresy - opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion; ADJ. heretical; CF. heretic
::: slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
::: sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state