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stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
nepotism - favoritism (to a relative); CF. nephew
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
integral - complete; necessary for completeness; Ex. integral part
ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
dint - means; effort; Ex. by dint of hard work
precinct - division of a city for election or police purposes; precincts: space that surrounds a building; Ex. precincts of the college
grisly - ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies
subsidiary - serving to assist; subordinate; secondary; of a subsidy; N.