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orthography - correct spelling; CF. ortho-: straight; correct; Ex. orthodontics
lustrous - shining; brilliant; Ex. lustrous hair
murky - dark and gloomy; thick with fog; vague; Ex. murky night/fog; N. murk: partial or complete darkness; gloom
polarity - state of having two opposite qualities
enduring - lasting; surviving; V. endure: bear (pain or suffering) for a long time; remain alive (in spite of difficulties); last; survive
facetious - joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous
dearth - scarcity
thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
staid - serious and sedate; sober; Ex. staid during the funeral ceremony
lagoon - shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs