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gargoyle - waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
pungent - stinging; acrid; sharp in taste or smell; (of speech or writing) caustic; N. pungency
prate - talk idly; speak foolishly; boast idly
affluence - abundance; wealth
whine - complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)
hindsight - understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened
exemplary - serving as a model; outstanding; Ex. exemplary punishment/behavior; N. exemplar: typical example; model
initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
plume - feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke:
brook - tolerate; endure; Ex. brook no interference; N: small stream