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::: obsidian - black volcanic rock
::: foppish - vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance
::: catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
::: carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
::: bilious - suffering from indigestion; sick from having too much bile; irritable; easily irritated
::: sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
::: livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
::: nadir - lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith
::: ordain - decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
::: swill - drink greedily