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pervasive - spread throughout; V. pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate
brevity - conciseness; shortness of duration
discretion - prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances; freedom of action or judgment; ADJ. discreet; CF. discretionary
fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
fringe - decorative edge of hanging threads; edge
conduit - aqueduct; passageway for fluids
porridge - soft food made by boiling oatmeal
facade - (fa\c{c}ade) front or face (of building); superficial or false appearance
metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die