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unction - the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction
foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
epaulet - (epaulette) ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.)
bereft - deprived of (something valuable); lacking
crust - hard outer covering (as of earth or snow)
portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
pandemic - widespread; affecting the majority of people; N: pandemic disease; CF. all people
sensual - devoted to the pleasures of the sense; carnal; voluptuous; Ex. sensual woman/curves/lips
arcane - esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated; Ex. arcane ritual; Ex. arcane process closed to the uninitiated listener
ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing