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::: provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
::: regatta - boat or yacht race
::: metropolis - large city
::: malign - speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence
::: atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
::: sultry - (of weather) hot; sweltering; sensual; voluptuous
::: ascertain - find out for certain; make certain
::: clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
::: ravel - fall apart into tangles; entangle; unravel or untwist
::: iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence