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opaque - dark; not transparent; N. opacity
shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
thrifty - careful about money; economical; N. thrift
celibate - abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy
secular - worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion; temporal
pontifical - pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop
simile - comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as
tenacity - firmness; persistence
incrustation - hard coating or crust; V. incrust: encrust; cover with a crust