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contusion - bruise
gauche - clumsy (in social behavior); coarse and uncouth
grotto - small cavern
arboretum - place where different trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited
culpable - deserving blame; blameworthy
implode - burst inward; CF. vaccum tube
plume - feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke:
flotsam - drifting wreckage
meteoric - like a meteor; swift; momentarily brilliant; Ex. meteoric rise to fame; N. meteor
criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion