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philanthropist - lover of mankind; doer of good; N. philanthropy
extemporaneous - not planned; impromptu; extempore
shard - fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
tutelage - guardianship; training; function of a tutor; instruction
turgid - swollen; distended (as from liquid)
ancestry - family descent; ADJ. ancestral
quicksilver - mercury
unfetter - liberate; free from chains; V. unfetter
melancholy - gloomy; morose; blue; N. ADJ. melancholic; CF. melancholia