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dormer - window projecting upright from roof; CF. sleeping room
fortitude - bravery; courage; strength of mind
vituperative - abusive; scolding; V. vituperate: berate; scold; rail against abusively
imperative - absolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command; Ex. It is imperative that; N: something that must be done
lineaments - features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face; CF. line
spawn - lay eggs (in large numbers); produce offspring (in large numbers); N: eggs of aquatic animals
pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
tranquillity - calmness; peace
sustain - suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated