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arroyo - gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater
graphite - black form of carbon used in lead pencils
nonsense - speech or writing with no meaning; foolish behavior or language; Ex. make (a) nonsense of: spoil; cause to fail
counterpart - thing that completes another; things very much alike; thing that has the same purpose in a different system
mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
subaltern - subordinate
niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
perspicuous - (of something) plainly expressed; easy to understand; Ex. perspicuous comments
invincible - unconquerable
dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean