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::: musty - stale (in odor or taste); spoiled by age; CF. moist
::: casualty - serious or fatal accident; person killed or wounded in an accident or battle
::: cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
::: faculty - mental or bodily powers; teaching staff
::: palate - roof of the mouth; sense of the taste
::: propriety - fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
::: exasperate - vex; annoy or make angry (by testing the patience)
::: strew - spread randomly; sprinkle; scatter; Ex. flower girl strewing rose petals
::: cadence - rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
::: intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)