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retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
spurious - false; counterfeit; forged; illogical; Ex. spurious arguments
tarnish - make or become dull or discolored; N.
reverent - respectful; worshipful; V. revere: regard with reverence; N. reverence: profound respect
meter - arrangement of words in the form of poetry (by accentual rhythm)
indiscriminate - choosing at random; confused; not based on careful distinctions
virtue - goodness; moral excellence; good quality; advantage; Ex. by virtue of; Ex. make a virtue of necessity
carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
droop - bend or hang downward; become weakened; Ex. His shoulders drooped with tiredness; N.