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Word: paraphernalia

Definition: equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry


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::: murky - dark and gloomy; thick with fog; vague; Ex. murky night/fog; N. murk: partial or complete darkness; gloom
::: bombardment - attack (as with missiles or bombs); V. bombard
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::: peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
::: reminiscent - suggestive of something (in the past); of reminiscence
::: decipher - decode; CF. indecipherable
::: odyssey - long, eventful, adventurous journey
::: scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
::: pontifical - pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop
::: tactile - pertaining to the organs or sense of touch