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::: lineaments - features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face; CF. line
::: notoriety - disrepute; ill fame
::: insightful - discerning; perceptive
::: abysmal - bottomless
::: quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
::: arroyo - gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater
::: adapt - make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.
::: wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
::: crestfallen - dejected; dispirited
::: overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace