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staid - serious and sedate; sober; Ex. staid during the funeral ceremony
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
prosody - art of versification; study of the metrical structure of verse
curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
altruistic - unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism
monograph - scholarly article
figment - invention; something invented; imaginary thing; Ex. figment of your imagination
levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
headlong - hasty; rash; headfirst; ADV.
florid - ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose