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patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
sedentary - requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
overthrow - topple; N.
flout - reject; mock; show contempt for; scorn; Ex. flout the rules
precipice - cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice
obelisk - tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid
chalice - goblet; consecrated cup
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
accretion - growth or increase in size by gradual addition; growth; increase; increase by natural growth; Ex. towers and other accretions of the castle; V. accrete
contusion - bruise