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insomnia - wakefulness; inability to sleep
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
odoriferous - giving off an odor
avocation - secondary or minor occupation
perspicuous - (of something) plainly expressed; easy to understand; Ex. perspicuous comments
recondite - abstruse; not easily understood; profound; secret
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
narcissist - conceited person; N. narcissism; CF. narcissus
impasse - predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
epigram - witty thought or saying, usually short