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tonsure - shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.
dynamo - generator for producing electricity; energetic person
executor - person designated to execute the terms of a will;
upshot - outcome; final result
scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
comely - attractive; agreeable; having a pleasing appearance
quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate
downcast - disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
vaunted - boasted; bragged; highly publicized; V. vaunt: boast; brag
plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of