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epitaph - inscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)
metropolis - large city
consistency - absence of contradictions; uniformity; degree of thickness or firmness; Ex. consistency of thick cream; CF. viscous
prosper - become successful (esp. financially); thrive; grow well; Ex. children prospering under his care
forlorn - sad and lonely; wretched; desolate
retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
uxorious - excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife; CF. uxor: wife
pivotal - of a pivot; central; critical; crucial
torpor - lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating
vitreous - of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify