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declivity - downward slope
amulet - charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
lucrative - profitable; producing wealth
impale - pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
diversion - act of turning aside; pastime; V. divert: turn aside from a course; distract; amuse
inclined - tending or leaning toward; bent; V. incline: slant; dispose; be disposed; tend
cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
quagmire - bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
refraction - bending of a ray of light
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism