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gruff - rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
pathological - pertaining to disease; N. pathology: study of disease
aegis - shield; protection; defense
lachrymose - producing tears; tearful
macabre - gruesome; grisly; ghastly; CF. of death
encompass - surround; include; Ex. His activities encompass publishing and computers.
impugn - dispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); attack as false or questionable; challenge; gainsay; CF. fight
bullion - gold and silver in the form of bars
entourage - group of attendants; retinue; CF. surround
erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.