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extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)
plume - feather, esp. large or showy one; something that rises into the air (like the shape of a feather); Ex. plume of smoke:
eminent - rising above others; high; lofty; distinguished; Ex. eminent position
grandeur - impressiveness; stateliness; majesty
pariah - social outcast; Ex. Mariah the pariah
ambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
conception - beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception
figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
trident - three-pronged spear
anthropoid - manlike; resembling a human being; N.