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parquet - floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece
necromancy - black magic; sorcery; dealings with the dead; art that professes to communicate with the spirits of the dead so as to predict the future; CF. necromancer; CF. necro+divination; CF. necro-: death; Ex. necropolis
pellucid - transparent; limpid(crystal clear); clear in meaning; easy to understand
droll - queer and amusing
emanate - issue forth; come out
paramount - foremost in importance; supreme; CF. para-: beyond; above; Ex. paranormal
furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
culvert - artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
incinerate - burn to ashes