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accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
artifice - deception; trickery
polyglot - speaking several languages; multilingual; Ex. polyglot person/society; N.
upright - (sitting or standing) straight up; honest; moral
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
barefaced - shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie
crestfallen - dejected; dispirited
drudgery - hard unpleasant work; menial work