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palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
hallowed - blessed; consecrated; Ex. hallowed ground; V. hallow: set apart as holy
insurgent - rebellious; N.
hermetic - concerning alchemy or magic; obscure and mysterious; occult
apparition - ghost; phantom
sycophant - servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man; ADJ. sycophantic
dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman
invalid - one incapacitated(disabled) by a chronic illness; ADJ: incapacitated by illness; not valid; null; V: allow to leave (a military force) because of ill-health
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
choleric - hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera