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rejoinder - reply; retort; comeback; V. rejoin: say in reply
totem - animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this; Ex. totem pole
eclectic - selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources; selecting individual elements from a variety of sources; N. eclecticism
maudlin - effusively sentimental
papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
vivid - (of light or color) bright and distinct; evoking lifelike mental images; Ex. vivid red hair/description
dilapidated - falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle; N. dilapidation
retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
perforate - pierce; put a hole through
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