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commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
alchemy - medieval chemistry
salient - prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features
scholarly - full of learning; erudite; like a scholar; Ex. scholarly journal
dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
minutiae - petty or trivial details; CF. minutia
descry - catch sight of (something distant)
tessellated - mosaic; inlaid; Ex. tessellated pattern
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace