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::: musty - stale (in odor or taste); spoiled by age; CF. moist
::: miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
::: cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
::: gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
::: epitaph - inscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)
::: antipathy - aversion; dislike or opposition
::: exorbitant - (of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds
::: jibe - agree; be in harmony with; gibe
::: fester - rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
::: bureaucracy - overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic