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::: gnome - dwarf; underground spirit who guards treasure hoards
::: spontaneity - lack of premeditation; naturalness; freedom from constraint; ADJ. spontaneous: self-generated; unpremeditated; happening without being planned
::: dingy - (of things and place) dirty and dull; Ex. dingy street/curtain
::: discordant - not harmonious; conflicting
::: solace - comfort in sorrow or trouble; consolation; V: comfort or console in time of sorrow or trouble
::: disparate - basically different; impossible to compare; unrelated
::: obelisk - tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid
::: pithy - concise and meaningful; substantial; meaty
::: embargo - ban on commerce or other activity
::: mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die