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solemnity - seriousness; gravity
falter - hesitate; weaken in purpose or action; walk or move unsteadily through weakness; N.
ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral
tatter - torn piece of cloth; ADJ. tattered: (of clothes) old and torn; (of a person) dressed in old torn clothes
putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
obsequious - slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic
moodiness - fits of depression or gloom; ADJ. moody: given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy CF. mood: state of mind or emotion
wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
sherbet - flavored dessert ice