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diadem - crown
burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
endorse - approve; support; write one's signature on the back of; N. endorsement; CF. dorsal
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
desolate - (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless
cartographer - map-maker
inamorata - woman whom a man loves
glutton - someone who eats too much; ADJ. gluttonous: given to gluttony; greedy; CF. gluttony: habit of eating too much
spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
arboretum - place where different trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited