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declivity - downward slope
exalt - raise in rank or dignity; praise highly; inspire; Ex. exalt the imagination; ADJ. exalted; N. exaltation
revoke - cancel; retract; CF. irrevocable
chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
pariah - social outcast; Ex. Mariah the pariah
woeful - sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
facetious - joking (often inappropriately); unserious; humorous
antiquated - obsolete; old-fashioned; outdated