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gamut - entire range
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
redolent - odorous; fragrant; suggestive (of an odor); Ex. redolent of onions/mystery
homily - sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic
luminous - shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
fulminate - thunder; explode; issue a severe denunciation
cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable
oversee - watch over and direct; supervise; N. oversight: unintentional failure to notice or do something; supervision
precipitate - hurl downward; throw headlong; hasten; cause to happen sooner; condense and fall as rain or snow; cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution; ADJ. hasty; rash; premature; sudden