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ratiocination - reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises; V. ratiocinate: reason logically
hallowed - blessed; consecrated; Ex. hallowed ground; V. hallow: set apart as holy
belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
maudlin - effusively sentimental
perforate - pierce; put a hole through
discompose - disturb the composure of; confuse
antithesis - contrast; direct opposite of or to; ADJ. antithetic or antithetical
dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
allocate - assign; set apart for a particular purpose