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buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
pertinent - suitable; to the point; relevant
slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
gargantuan - huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
diaphanous - sheer; transparent
introspective - looking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination
embargo - ban on commerce or other activity
sodden - thoroughly soaked; dull or stupid as if from drink