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soporific - sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness; drowsy
slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
preponderance - superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
euphony - sweet sound; ADJ. euphonious
leonine - like a lion
uninhibited - having no inhibitions; free in behavior and feelings
warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
incantation - singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant
mausoleum - monumental tomb; large stately tomb; CF. Mausolos
posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel