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filial - pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; Ex. filial respect
papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
ominous - threatening; of an evil omen
lexicon - dictionary
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
introspective - looking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination
significant - expressing a meaning; important; Ex. significant smile; N. significance: importance; meaning; V. signify: denote; mean; signal; make known; matter; be significant
heterogeneous - dissimilar; mixed; not homogeneous; consisting of dissimilar elements or plants
transient - staying for a short time; momentary; temporary; N: one that is transient