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lugubrious - mournful; sorrowful
mollify - soothe an angry person
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
mausoleum - monumental tomb; large stately tomb; CF. Mausolos
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
forthright - straightforward; direct; frank
wary - very cautious; watchful
exuberance - overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness; ADJ. exuberant: high-spirited and lively; growing abundantly and strongly
haughtiness - pride; arrogance; ADJ. haughty
refraction - bending of a ray of light