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asperity - sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
bequeath - leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
prologue - introduction (to a poem or play)
clavicle - collarbone
purge - remove or get rid of something or someone unwanted; eliminate; free from blame or guilt; cleanse or purify (esp. of sin, guilt, or defilement); N.
vaunted - boasted; bragged; highly publicized; V. vaunt: boast; brag
scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
quaint - odd in an old-fashioned way; odd; old-fashioned; picturesque