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verdigris - green coating or patina on copper which has been exposed to the weather
forerunner - predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
rally - come or bring together; call up or summon (forces, vital powers, etc.); revive or recuperate (after illness or difficulty); N: act of rallying; mass gathering
penology - study of prison management and criminal rehabilitation
cognizance - knowledge; ADJ. cognizant; having knowledge; aware
denigrate - blacken; defame
consistency - absence of contradictions; uniformity; degree of thickness or firmness; Ex. consistency of thick cream; CF. viscous
imponderable - weightless; that cannot undergo precise evaluation; CF. pound
disdain - treat with scorn or contempt
rivet - metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross