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::: clarion - shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times
::: consanguineous - (consanguine) having a common ancestor
::: skinflint - miser; stingy person
::: fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
::: invective - abuse
::: contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
::: rubble - fragments (esp. from a destroyed building)
::: billow - large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows
::: mawkish - mushy(sentimental) and gushy; icky-sticky sentimental; excessively and objectionably sentimental
::: succumb - yield (to something overwhelming); give in; die; Ex. succumb to the illness