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gloss - brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
felicitous - (of a word or remark) apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
declivity - downward slope
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
turbulence - state of violent agitation; ADJ. turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed
glacial - like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg
acclaim - applaud; praise; greet with great approval; announce with great approval; Ex. The new drung has been acclaimed as the most important discoveries for years; N: strong expression of approval and praise
diligence - steadiness of effort; persistent hard work