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ornate - excessively or elaborately decorated
topography - physical features of a region (such as the shape and height); CF. topo-: place
privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
static - having no motion; unchanging; lacking development; N. stasis: stable state
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
elliptical - elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
archetype - prototype; primitive pattern
cordon - extended line of men or fortifications to prevent access or egress; (
encumber - burden; N. encumbrance