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alluvial - pertaining to soil deposits left by running water
carnivorous - meat-eating; N. carnivore; CF. herbivore
venerate - revere; treat with great respect
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
aureole - sun's corona; halo; bright circle of light
despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
diverse - differing in some characteristics (from each other); various; N. diversity: variety; dissimilitude; lack of resemblance
edifice - building (of imposing size)
sheer - pure; thin and transparent; very steep
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction