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  1. Effluvium

    1. A gaseous or vaporous emission, especially a foul-smelling one.

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  2. Disconsolate

    1. Cheerless, dreary.

    2. Seemingly beyond consolation; inconsolable.
  3. Reliquary

    A container to hold or display religious relics.​
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  4. Eviscerate

    1. (transitive) To disembowel, to remove the Viscera(guts).

    2. (transitive) To destroy or make ineffectual or meaningless.​
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  5. Bowdlerize

    To remove those parts of text considered offensive, vulgar, or otherwise unseemly.​
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  6. Leeward

    Away from the direction from which the wind is blowing downwind.
  7. bevy

    1. A large group of animals, in particular quail.

    2. A large group or collection.​
  8. desiderium

    an ardent longing, as for something lost.

  9. Nowise

    (In) no way, (in) no manner, Definitely not.​
  10. remuneration

    1. Something given in exhange for goods or services rendered.

    2. A payment for work done; wages, salary, emolument.​
  11. clemency

    1. The gentle or kind exercise of power; leniency, mercy; compassion in judging or punishing.

    2. (now rare) Mildness of weather.

  12. accismus

    (rhetoric) Feigning disinterest in something while actually desiring it.​
  13. sheeple

    (derogatory slang) People who unquestioningly accept as true whatever their political leaders say or who adopt
    popular opinion as their own without scrutiny.​
  14. malleate

    To beat into shape with a hammer.

  15. draculin

    (organic chemistry) A glycoprotein with anticoagulant properties, found in the saliva in bats.​
  16. skyclad

    (Wicca) Naked outdoors.​
  17. leech

    1.(transitive) To apply a leech medicinally, so that it sucks blood from the patient.

    2.(transitive) To drain (resources) without giving back.​
  18. punctilio

    A fine point in exactness of conduct, ceremony, or procedure. Strictness in observance of formalities.​
  19. pratfall

    1. a fall in which one lands on the buttocks, often regarded as comical or humiliating.

    2. a humiliating blunder or defeat​
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