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foliage - masses of leaves; CF. defoliate
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
annals - records arranged in yearly parts; history
caption - title; chapter heading; text under illustration
disconsolate - hopelessly sad (at the loss of something)
mutter - utter (complaining words) indistinctly in low tones
metaphysical - pertaining to speculative philosophy; of metaphysics; N. metaphysics: branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality
stipulate - state as a necessary condition (of an agreement); make express conditions; specify; Ex. He stipulated payment in advance
verisimilitude - appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth
monotheism - belief in one God