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mausoleum

a large stately tomb or the building that housed it

2

tallow

hard animal fat used for candles

3

tamped

packed won

4

stratum

layer

5

distilled

purified or concentrated, as if by the processes of distillation

6

conjure

to summon, or call up, as if by magic

7

olfactory

relating to the sense of smell

8

proboscis

a long snout or nose

9

ballistics

the study of flight of bullets or other hurled objects

10

trajectory

the path of a bullet or another object hurled through space.

11

Abyss

a very deep gap or hole, a chasm

12

ravenous

greedy; extremely hungry

13

cacophony

harsh, jarring sound; noise

14

centrifuge

a machine that separates particles in a liquid by rapidly whirling the liquid around a central axis

15

cower

to cringe in fear

16

luminescent

glowing

17

feigning

pretending

18

pratfall

a comical fall on the behind; a humiliating mishap or error

19

nomadic

traveling seasonally with no fixed home; wandering

20

cartographer

a mapmaker