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parquet - floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece
expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
prophetic - of a prophet or prophecy; having to do with predicting the future; N. prophecy; V. prophesy; N. prophet
steep - soak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous
vindictive - disposed to revenge; vengeful; out for revenge; spiteful; intended to cause harm; malicious; Ex. vindictive streak
dross - waste matter; worthless impurities
surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
requiem - mass for the dead; dirge
monotheism - belief in one God
sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable