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fundamental - basic; primary; essential
luster - shine; gloss (of a polished surface)
prodigal - wasteful; reckless with money; profuse; Ex. a mind prodigal of ideas; N. prodigality
gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
indite - write; compose
emaciated - thin and wasted (from hunger or illness)
cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
labyrinth - maze
beget - father; become the father of; produce; give rise to