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anvil - iron block used in hammering out metals
epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
requiem - mass for the dead; dirge
pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
perpetuate - make perpetual; make something last for a long time; preserve from extinction; N. perpetuity
revelry - boisterous merrymaking; V. revel: engage boisterous festivities; enjoy greatly; N: boisterous festivity or celebration
parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
pang - sudden sharp feeling of pain
ingenious - marked by inventive skill; clever; resourceful; N. ingenuity