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sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
obsidian - black volcanic rock
gall - annoy; exasperate; chafe; N: skin sore caused by rubbing (as on the skin of a horse); exasperation
homespun - domestic; made at home; spun or woven at home; simple and ordinary; Ex. homespun philosophy
saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin
baleful - evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look
assail - assault
convoluted - coiled around; twisted; involved; complicated; intricate; complex; N. convolution: twist; one of the convex folds of the surface of the brain
incommodious - not spacious; inconvenient