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gambol

skipping or running about

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remuneration

payment for goods or services

3

pallor

a lack of color

4

burgeoning

to develop quickly

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venal

willing to sell ones services or influence for money

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maudlin

excessively sentimental

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caricatures

a picture or description for f a person or thing in which certain features are exaggerated

8

festoon

a string of flowers, paper , or the like hung as a decoration

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commiserated

to sympathize with or express sympathy for

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evanescent

tending to disappear or fade away

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promontory

a high point of land extending into a body of water

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opulence

wealth or riches

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abstruse

hard to understand

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frugal

avoiding waste

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usury

the practice of charging a very high or an unlawful rate of interest on an loan

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apostasy

a complete forsaking of what one has believed in

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fresco

the art of painting with water colors on wet plaster

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bauble

a showy trifle of little value

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iridescent

showing the colors of the rainbow in a changing pattern

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bullion

bars, or plates of gold or silver