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somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent
viscid - adhesive; gluey
monograph - scholarly article
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
rivet - metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
prestige - respect or admiration; impression produced by achievements or reputation; ADJ: causing admiration; ADJ. prestigious: having prestige
pulverize - crush or grind into very small particles
epaulet - (epaulette) ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.)