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::: physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
::: fundamental - basic; primary; essential
::: wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
::: exegesis - explanation, especially of biblical(of the bible) passages
::: coiffure - hairstyle
::: xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
::: taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
::: heyday - time of greatest success or power; prime
::: ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
::: lucre - money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre