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vagary - capricious happening; caprice; whim; CF. wander
compost - mixture of decaying organic matter used as fertilizer; V: put or make compost
penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
repository - storehouse
duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
preamble - introductory statement
effective - effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
replete - fully filled; filled to the brim or to the point of being stuffed; abundantly supplied; Ex. report replete with errors
smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
bulge - protruding part; swelling of a surface; Ex. The apple made a bulge in his pocket; V: swell outward; protrude