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bullion - gold and silver in the form of bars
unwitting - not knowing; unaware; unintentional; Ex. She was their unwitting accomplice; Ex. unwitting insult; CF. wit: know
frock - long loose garment (worn by monks)
miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
codicil - supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
submerge - place under water; dip; go under water; cover completely (as with water); Ex. submerged in work
graduated - arranged by degrees (of height, difficulty, etc.)
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)