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requiem - mass for the dead; dirge
nutrition - process of nourishing or being nourished; CF. malnutrition
gargoyle - waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
flail - beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle
proscribe - prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
secession - withdrawal; V. secede: withdraw formally from membership
exuberance - overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness; ADJ. exuberant: high-spirited and lively; growing abundantly and strongly
parameter - limit; independent variable; Ex. parameters of the problem; Ex. within the parameters of the budget
gild - cover with a thin layer of gold