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demure - (of a woman or child) grave; quiet and serious; coy; pretending to be demure
obelisk - tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid
eloquence - expressiveness; persuasive speech; ADJ. eloquent: movingly expressive; expressing ideas well so that the hearers can be influeneced
wistful - sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
parley - conference (between opponents); CF. speak
sluggish - lazy; slow; inactive; lethargic; CF. slug: nail with no shell
purveyor - furnisher of foodstuffs; caterer; V. purvey: supply (eg. food); furnish; CF. provide
ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
grill - question severely; cook on a grill; broil; N: cooking surface of parallel metal bars