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vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
expertise - specialized knowledge (in a particular field); expert skill
ciliated - having minute hairs; CF. cilium; CF. cilia: eyelash
penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
verbiage - pompous array of words; too many unnecessary words; wordiness
requiem - mass for the dead; dirge
indecisive - marked by indecision; inconclusive; Ex. indecisive battle
terminal - part that forms the end; railroad or bus station; ADJ. forming an end; ending in death; fatal; Ex. terminal cancer
corrosive - eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce