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Word: gargoyle

Definition: waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building


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::: qualify - reach a necessary standard; limit the meaning of something stated
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::: misogamy - hatred of marriage
::: insolvent - bankrupt; lacking money to pay; N. insolvency
::: indigence - poverty
::: mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
::: intoxicate - make drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win
::: philistine - narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete