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bedizen - dress with vulgar finery
putrid - decayed and foul-smelling; foul; rotten; decayed; N. putridity
duration - length of time something lasts
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
sheaf - bundle of stalks of grain; any bundle of things tied together
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
methodical - systematic; N. method: systematic method of procedure
elucidate - explain; make clear; clarify; enlighten; CF. lucid