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curator - superintendent; manager (in charge of a museum or a library)
surreptitious - done secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
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
embark - commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
foolhardy - rash; reckless; foolishly daring
shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
postmortem - autopsy; ADJ: occurring after death; of a postmortem
dominate - control; rule; enjoy a commanding position in; overlook from a height;