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taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
foment - stir up; incite; instigate; promote the growth of (something evil or unpleasant)
epistemologist - philosopher who studies the nature of knowledge; N. epistemology
refulgent - effulgent; brilliant; brightly shining; gleaming; Ex. refulgent moon
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
malady - illness
infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
officious - meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services; overly eager in offering unwanted services or advices; Ex. officious bellboy
mausoleum - monumental tomb; large stately tomb; CF. Mausolos