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emolument - salary; payment for an office; compensation
prosaic - lacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings); factual; CF. prose
underlying - lying below; fundamental
interrogate - question closely; cross-examine; cross-question
conservatory - (conservatoire) school of the fine arts (especially music or drama); glass-enclosed area; CF. conservancy
illuminate - brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks
deputize - work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away
carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
outgoing - sociable; eager to mix socially with others
contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.