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::: despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
::: gossamer - sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb
::: lagoon - shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs
::: plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
::: cursive - (of writing) flowing; running; having the successive letters joined
::: 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
::: trident - three-pronged spear
::: withstand - stand up against; resist successfully
::: dilate - expand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)
::: heresy - opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion; ADJ. heretical; CF. heretic