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filth - dirty matter; ADJ. filthy
nocturnal - done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
beget - father; become the father of; produce; give rise to
vicar - parish priest; representative
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
compassion - sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
auroral - pertaining to the aurora borealis; CF. aurora australis