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melancholy - gloomy; morose; blue; N. ADJ. melancholic; CF. melancholia
nomadic - wandering; N. nomad: tribe who migrates from place to place
draught - current of air (through a room or to a fire); act of pulling roads; act of swallowing liquid or amount of liquid swallowed at a time
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
impoverish - make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
askew - crookedly; slanted; at an angle
munificent - very generous in giving; Ex. munificent benefactor; N. munificience
gyroscope - apparatus used to maintain balance, ascertain direction, etc.
outwit - outsmart; defeat by behaving more cleverly