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palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
distrait - absentminded; distracted
stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
upbraid - reprimand; severely scold
gestate - evolve as in prenatal growth; N. gestation: period of development from conception until birth
doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
quixotic - idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
nebula - diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas; galaxy
stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
monogram - design composed of one or more initials of a name; V.