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mausoleum - monumental tomb; large stately tomb; CF. Mausolos
prodigy - highly gifted child; person with exceptional talents; marvel; wonder
cringe - shrink back as if in fear; cower
advert - refer
pretext - excuse
impermeable - impervious; not permitting passage through its substance; impossible to permeate
maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
factitious - artificial; produced artificially; sham; false; Ex. factitious tears
acuity - sharpness (of mind or senses of sight or hearing)
affirmation - positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination