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cognitive - having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing
lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
impunity - freedom from punishment or harm; CF. punish
temporal - of time; not lasting forever; limited by time; temporary; secular; worldly
insurrection - rebellion; uprising
debase - degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N. debasement
parsimony - stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
rudimentary - elementary; not developed; crude; N. rudiment: fundamental element or principle; Ex. rudiments of the language