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::: somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
::: parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
::: centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
::: absolve - pardon (an offense)
::: conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
::: colloquial - pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression
::: gnarl - protruding knot on a tree; V.
::: scrutinize - examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny
::: indenture - bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture; N: contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified time (as between an apprentice and his master)
::: sentinel - sentry; lookout