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linger - loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.
metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
impermeable - impervious; not permitting passage through its substance; impossible to permeate
sovereignty - complete independence and self-government (of a country); supremacy of authority; power to govern
mimicry - imitation
hereafter - life after death
parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers
fauna - animals of a period or region; CF. flora
portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning