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collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
stamina - power of endurance; strength; staying power
gruesome - grisly; horrible
clarion - shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times
aromatic - fragrant; having a sweet smell; N. aroma: strong pleasant smell
ambrosia - food of the gods
scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
tumid - (of a part of the body) swollen; distended; bombastic; pompous
obsolete - outmoded; no longer used