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melee - fight
incentive - spur; motive; something which encourages one to greater activity
glossary - brief explanation of words used in the text
imprecation - curse; swearword
elysian - relating to paradise; blissful
immure - imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall
articulate - effective; distinct; expressing ideas clearly; having clear sounds; having joints; Ex. articulate speech; V: express thoughts and feeling clearly; pronounce clearly; unite by joints
dissertation - formal essay; treatise
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote