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encipher - encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
aghast - filled with great surprise or fear; horrified
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
timbre - quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)
filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
obsolete - outmoded; no longer used
dilapidated - falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle; N. dilapidation
maraud - move in search of plunder; Ex. marauding army