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serpentine - winding; twisting; of or like a serpent; Ex. serpentine course of the river; N. serpent: snake
expletive - meaningless word; interjection; profane oath; swear-word
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
disconsolate - hopelessly sad (at the loss of something)
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
doctrine - teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
knack - special talent; art