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saturnine - morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.
elysian - relating to paradise; blissful
unfetter - liberate; free from chains; V. unfetter
turgid - swollen; distended (as from liquid)
poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
galvanic - of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani
precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
collage - work of art put together from fragments
acidulous - slightly sour (in taste or manner); sharp; caustic