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malodorous - foul-smelling
derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
parable - short simple story teaching a moral
oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
supersede - replace; cause to be set aside; make obsolete; N. supersession
dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
incrustation - hard coating or crust; V. incrust: encrust; cover with a crust
promote - advance in rank; advance; help to flourish; advocate; help actively in forming; publicize or popularize; Ex. Milk promotes health; Ex. promote a match/bill; Ex. promote a new product
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
momentous - very important; N. moment; CF. momentary