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Legionnaire

A member of any legion

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Litany

A prayer consisting of a series of invocations and supplications

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Lugubrious

Exaggeratedly or affectedly mournful

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Lurid

Gruesome

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Mica

Any of various minerals

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Mizzenmast

The after and shorter mast of a yawl

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Modulated

Adjusted or kept in proper measure or proportion

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Moribund

Being in the state of dying

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Obsequiously

Marked by or exhibiting a fawning attentiveness

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Obtrude

To thrust forward or upon a person

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Perdition

Eternal damnation

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Pestiferous

Bringing or bearing disease

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Placidity

Pleasantly calm or peaceful

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Portico

Porch or walkway with a roof supported by columns

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Prevaricator

Liar

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Propitiatory

Intended to reconcile or appease

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Rapacity

Giving to seizing for plunder or the satisfaction of greed

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Recondite

Beyond ordinary knowledge or understanding

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Recrudescence

New outbreak after a period of inactivity

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Rent

To tear apart, split, or divide