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stolid

having or revealing little emotion or sensibility

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mausoleum

a large burial chamber, usually above ground

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pulverize

make into a powder or dust by breaking up or crushing

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melancholy

a tendency to be gloomy and depressed

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abstract

existing only in the mind

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proclivity

a natural inclination

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odious

extremely unpleasant

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dignity

the quality of being worthy of respect

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jargon

specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject

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cacophony

loud confusing disagreeable sounds

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feign

make believe with the intent to deceive

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dictum

an authoritative declaration

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censor

someone who criticizes or condemn

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bestial

resembling an animal

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rationalize

defend, explain or make excuses for by reasoning

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imagery

highly descriptive

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simile

uses like or as

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metaphor

emphasis added to a word in a non-literal way

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symbolism

parlor screens and sea shells

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