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metallurgical - pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores; N. metallurgy: science that deals with extracting metals from ores
derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
mural - wall painting
jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye
clapper - striker (tongue) of a bell
plutocracy - society ruled by the wealthy
ecliptic - path of the sun and the planets
posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
gaudy - flashy; showy
acuity - sharpness (of mind or senses of sight or hearing)