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florid - ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
rampart - defensive mound of earth
raconteur - story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
vixen - female fox; ill-tempered woman; CF. shrew
gratis - free; without charge; ADJ.
dirge - funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)
wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
abut - border upon; adjoin
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent