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blemish - mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
galleon - large three-masted sailing ship
benefactor - gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
amenable - obedient; compliant; readily managed; responsive; willing to be led; answerable or accountable legally; responsible; able to be tested by; Ex. amenable to sensible suggestions; Ex. He is very amenable; Ex. amenable to the usual tests
rigor - severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
menial - suitable for servants; lowly; mean; N: someone who does menial work (esp. servant in a house)
centaur - mythical figure, half man and half horse
equestrian - rider on horseback; ADJ.
enormity - hugeness (in a bad sense); excessive wickedness; Ex. enormity of the crime; ADJ. enormous
nirvana - in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude