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supernumerary - person or thing excess of what is necessary; extra; ADJ: additional to the usual or necessary number
stentorian - (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad
parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
covenant - binding agreement between two groups or people; compact; V: enter into a covenant; promise
mural - wall painting
encomiastic - praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy
coroner - public official who investigates any death thought to be of other than natural causes
roseate - rosy; optimistic; Ex. roseate views
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background