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gloss - brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
puissant - powerful; strong; potent; N. puissance: power
moribund - dying; at the point of death; CF. death
discernible - distinguishable; perceivable; Ex. discernible improvement
incentive - spur; motive; something which encourages one to greater activity
crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
receptive - quick or willing to receive (ideas, suggestions, etc.); Ex. receptive to the proposal
flicker - burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
parochial - narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes