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maverick - rebel; nonconformist (in a group)
gloss - brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
wallow - roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman
foliage - masses of leaves; CF. defoliate
chuckle - laugh quietly
knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
exonerate - acquit; exculpate; free from blame or guilt
inscrutable - difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder