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lugubrious - mournful; sorrowful
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
repartee - quick clever reply
attribute - essential quality; V: ascribe; explain
appellation - name; title
frugality - thrift; economy; ADJ. frugal: practicing economy; costing little; inexpensive
genus - division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration
vitreous - of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify
haggle - argue about prices (in an attempt to bargain)