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archetype - prototype; primitive pattern
livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
culmination - highest point; climax; V. culminate in: reach the highest point in; end in; Ex. a series of minor clashes culminating in war
hallowed - blessed; consecrated; Ex. hallowed ground; V. hallow: set apart as holy
duration - length of time something lasts
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
gauche - clumsy (in social behavior); coarse and uncouth
liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
disconsolate - hopelessly sad (at the loss of something)
magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner