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seemly - (of behavior) proper; appropriate
cloister - monastery or convent
calumny - malicious misrepresentation; slander
secrete - conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive
dilapidated - falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle; N. dilapidation
immutable - unchangeable
fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
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
zenith - point directly overhead in the sky; summit; acme; highest point
lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary