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depreciate - lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value
grandeur - impressiveness; stateliness; majesty
glean - gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
derelict - negligent; (of someone) neglectful of duty; (of something) deserted by an owner; abandoned; N: abandoned property; homeless or vagrant person
phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
stratum - layer of earth's surface; layer of society; PL. strata
dissuade - persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion
harrowing - agonizing; distressing; traumatic; V. harrow: break up and level (soil) with a harrow; inflict great distress on; agonize; N: farming machine to break up the earth
juxtapose - place side by side; CF. next