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supernumerary - person or thing excess of what is necessary; extra; ADJ: additional to the usual or necessary number
verdigris - green coating or patina on copper which has been exposed to the weather
nadir - lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
impenitent - not repentant
pontifical - pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop
monogram - design composed of one or more initials of a name; V.
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
embroider - decorate with needlework; ornament (a story) with fancy or fictitious details; embellish