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putrid - decayed and foul-smelling; foul; rotten; decayed; N. putridity
atypical - not normal; not typical
gnome - dwarf; underground spirit who guards treasure hoards
effective - effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
incontrovertible - indisputable; impossible to dispute; not open to question; unquestionable
cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
chauvinist - blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
stoop - bend forward and down; lower or debase oneself; fall to a lower standard of behavior by doing something; condescend; Ex. stoop to lying
microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society