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humdrum - dull; monotonous
redolent - odorous; fragrant; suggestive (of an odor); Ex. redolent of onions/mystery
hermitage - home of a hermit
cremate - incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium
retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
minutiae - petty or trivial details; CF. minutia
actuate - motivate; activate; cause to act
executioner - person administering capital punishment
queasy - experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid