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conflagration - great fire
replica - copy
temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
irretrievable - impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve
unwonted - unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.
ramshackle - (of a building or vehicle) poorly constructed; rickety; falling apart
sensual - devoted to the pleasures of the sense; carnal; voluptuous; Ex. sensual woman/curves/lips
obviate - make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need
luminous - shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
seminal - related to seed or semen; germinal; creative; providing a basis for further development; influencing future developments; Ex. seminal research in a new field