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::: calorific - heat-producing; N. calorie
::: gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment
::: somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
::: sober - serious; solemn; not drunken; abstemious or temperate; V: make or become sober
::: pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
::: patina - green crust on old bronze works or copper; tone slowly taken by varnished painting
::: nonplus - put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more
::: whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
::: philanthropist - lover of mankind; doer of good; N. philanthropy
::: docket - program as for trial; book where such entries are made; list of things to be done; agenda; label fixed to a package listing contents or directions; V: describe in a docket