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somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
laity - laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
fulsome - disgustingly excessive; offensively flattering; Ex. fulsome praise/expressions of admire
impasse - predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
discord - conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)
devise - think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest
buffet - strike forcefully; slap; batter; knock out; N: table with food set out for people to server themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set
fanfare - call by bugles or trumpets; showy display; spectacular public display