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lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
irrevocable - unalterable; irreversible; impossible to revoke
baleful - evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look
encircle - surround
fundamental - basic; primary; essential
granulate - form into grains or granules; N. granule: grain or particle
discourse - serious speech, writing, or conversation; formal discussion (either written or spoken); conversation; V.
tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
gavel - hammerlike tool; mallet(wooden hammer) used by a presiding officer or an auctioneer; V.