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myriad - very large number; ADJ. CF. ten thousand
conversant - familiar with; having knowledge of
luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
gargoyle - waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
dirge - funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)
compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
dolorous - sorrowful; N. dolor
errant - wandering (esp. in search of adventure); straying from proper moral standards; Ex. knight-errant