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obelisk - tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid
dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
odoriferous - giving off an odor
cohesion - tendency to keep together
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
heterogeneous - dissimilar; mixed; not homogeneous; consisting of dissimilar elements or plants
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
refectory - dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
proscribe - prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages