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provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
glib - fluent (with insincerity or superficiality); facile; slick
transparent - permitting light to pass through freely; easily detected; obvious; clear; Ex. transparent lie
ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
seclusion - isolation; solitude; V. seclude: set apart from others; isolate
corroborate - confirm; support; strengthen
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
billowing - swelling out in waves; surging
salacious - lascivious; lustful; Ex. salacious monk