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salient - prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features
malapropos - inappropriate; ADV.
pestle - tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
commune - small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature
cloister - monastery or convent
luxuriant - abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
shuffle - mix together; jumble; move (something) from one place to another; slide (the feet) along the ground while walking; Ex. shuffle papers from one pile to another; N.
luminous - shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
adjuration - solemn urging; V. adjure: entreat earnestly; enjoin solemnly