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somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
deposition - testimony under oath; deposing; dethroning
cringe - shrink back as if in fear; cower
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
repose - resting; state of being at rest; calmness; V: lie at rest; relax; put or place; Ex. repose our hopes in a single man
mauve - pale purple
vituperative - abusive; scolding; V. vituperate: berate; scold; rail against abusively
didactic - (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism
aberration - deviation from the normal; mental disorder
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate