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macabre - gruesome; grisly; ghastly; CF. of death
swathe - swath; wrap around; bandage; Ex. one's head swathed in bandages
obtuse - blunt; not sharp; stupid; slow in understanding
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
panoramic - denoting an unobstructed and comprehensive view; N. panorama: unbroken view of a wide area
gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
parquet - floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece
nectar - drink of the gods; sweet liquid collected by bees
dishearten - discourage
impuissance - powerlessness; feebleness