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arroyo - gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater
ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
connoisseur - person competent to act as a judge of art, etc. (whose judgments are respected); a lover of an art
perjury - false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
hallowed - blessed; consecrated; Ex. hallowed ground; V. hallow: set apart as holy
lament - grieve; express sorrow; N. lamentation
initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
circumscribe - limit; confine; draw a line around
poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position