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prosaic - lacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings); factual; CF. prose
ambrosia - food of the gods
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
simulate - feign; imitate
dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
exegesis - explanation, especially of biblical(of the bible) passages
gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
chronic - long established as a disease
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
academic - related to a school; not practical or directly useful