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stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
whelp - young animal (esp. of the dog or cat family); young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.
mangy - shabby; wretched; suffering from mange; of bad appearance
lectern - reading desk or stand for a public speaker
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
blunder - error; stupid mistake
disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
turbulence - state of violent agitation; ADJ. turbulent: violently agitated or disturbed
gnome - dwarf; underground spirit who guards treasure hoards