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millennium - thousand-year period (as in the New Testament); hoped-for period of happiness and prosperity
wizened - shriveled; withered; Ex. wizened apple/old lady
prelate - church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
tarnish - make or become dull or discolored; N.
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
figment - invention; something invented; imaginary thing; Ex. figment of your imagination
archaeology - study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
parsimony - stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
querulous - given to complaining; complaining; fretful; whining
caption - title; chapter heading; text under illustration