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epithet - word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
monograph - scholarly article
memento - token; reminder of the past; keepsake; Ex. memento of your visit
gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person
archaeology - study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
countermand - cancel; revoke (an order)
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
decant - pour off gently (wine or liquid)