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taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
hovel - shack; small wretched house
incarnation - act of assuming a human body and human nature; one who personifies something; personification; Ex. previous incarnation/reincarnation
mulct - defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy
mauve - pale purple
veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
incorrigible - uncorrectable
acerbity - bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste, manner, or tone)
insurmountable - overwhelming; unbeatable; insuperable