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provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
crust - hard outer covering (as of earth or snow)
sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
definitive - most reliable; authorative and complete; that cannot be improved; conclusive; decisive; definite; Ex. definitive decision by the supreme court
smear - spread or cover with a sticky substance; N: mark made by smearing
adage - wise saying; proverb
discursive - (of a person or writing) digressing; rambling (without any clear plan)
menagerie - collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo
carousal - drunken revel; V. carouse