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existential - pertaining to existence; pertaining to the philosophy of existentialism
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
airy - of air; high in the air; lofty; immaterial; unreal
antiseptic - substance that prevents infection in a wound; ADJ.
gloss - brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
unobtrusive - inconspicuous; not blatant
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
monochromatic - having only one color
civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness