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despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
rotunda - circular building or hall covered with a dome
wistful - sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
hue_and_cry - outcry; loud cry or clamor; strong protest; Ex. hue and cry against the new rule
abscission - cutting off; separation
unsavory - distasteful; disagreeable; morally offensive; Ex. unsavory activity/reputation
murky - dark and gloomy; thick with fog; vague; Ex. murky night/fog; N. murk: partial or complete darkness; gloom
cryptic - mysterious; hidden; secret
maudlin - effusively sentimental
rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river