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whine - complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)
disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
gastronomy - art and science of preparing and serving good food; CF. gastronome
penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
obscure - dark; vague; unclear; not well known; Ex. obscure meaning/village; V: darken; cover; make unclear; Ex. obscure the moon/meaning
ameliorate - improve
abate - subside or moderate
ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners