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::: gild - cover with a thin layer of gold
::: wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
::: verbose - wordy; N. verbosity
::: barrister - counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar
::: herald - messenger; sign of something to come; V: announce; proclaim; Ex. unheralded researcher
::: dismember - cut into small parts; cut (a body) apart limb from limb
::: mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
::: carnal - fleshly; sensual; concerning the desires of the body
::: headlong - hasty; rash; headfirst; ADV.
::: repertoire - list of works of music, drama, etc., a performer is prepared to present; CF. repertory