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aloft - upward; high up in the air
lucrative - profitable; producing wealth
cleft - N: split
extraneous - not essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject
colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
edict - decree (especially one issued by a sovereign); official command
brocade - rich, figured(patterned) fabric
sanctimonious - displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety