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imponderable - weightless; that cannot undergo precise evaluation; CF. pound
chaffing - bantering; joking
cornice - projecting molding on building (usually above columns or pillars); ó
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
mongrel - plant or animal (esp. a dog) of mixed breed; ADJ.
countenance - approve; support; tolerate; Ex. countenance his rude behavior; N: face; appearance
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
odious - arousing strong dislike; hateful(causing hatred); vile
labyrinth - maze