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engulf - surround and swallow up
metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
confound - confuse; puzzle
trenchant - cutting; incisive; keen
sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
artless - without guile; open and honest
alliteration - repetition of beginning sound in poetry
propinquity - nearness (in space or relationship); proximity; kinship
atone - make amends for; pay for; Ex. atone for