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obelisk - tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid
effete - having lost one's original power; barren; worn out; exhausted
squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
continence - self-restraint; sexual chastity; sexual abstinence; voluntary control over bladder and bowel functions; ADJ. continent
concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
clientele - body of customers
culvert - artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
terminus - last stop of railroad; end
glutton - someone who eats too much; ADJ. gluttonous: given to gluttony; greedy; CF. gluttony: habit of eating too much
gall - annoy; exasperate; chafe; N: skin sore caused by rubbing (as on the skin of a horse); exasperation