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carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
tumult - commotion of a great crowd; riot; noise; uproar; ADJ. tumultuous: noisy and disorderly
lucid - easily understood; clear; intelligible; N. lucidity
sectarian - of a sect; narrow-minded; parochial; N: member of a sect; narrow-minded person
inept - unsuited; inappropriate; lacking skill; incompetent; CF. inapt: (of statements or ideas) inappropriate
mottled - blotched in coloring; spotted; Ex. mottled face; V. mottle: mark with blotches of different colors
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
tenet - doctrine; dogma
metamorphosis - change of form; Ex. metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly; V. metamorphose: change by metamorphosis