Misc vocabulary

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  1. haute
    high-class or high-toned; fancy
  2. diacritical
    • serving to distinguish; distinctive.
    • capable of distinguishing.
  3. diminution
    the act, fact, or process of diminishing
  4. frieze
    any decorative band on an outside wall, broader than a stringcourse and bearing lettering, sculpture, etc.
  5. sacrament
    something regarded as possessing a sacred character or mysterious significance
  6. speleothem
    any of the crystalline deposits that form in a solution cave after the creation of the cave itself. These deposits are generally composed of calcium carbonate dissolved from the surrounding limestone by groundwater.
  7. aguada
    rain-fed natural basin
  8. supplicate
    to pray humbly; make humble and earnest entreaty or petition
  9. hinterland
    the land lying behind a coastal region
  10. apostasy
    a total desertion of or departure from one's religion, principles, party, cause, etc.
  11. quell
    to suppress; put an end to; extinguish
  12. buttress
    any external prop or support built to steady a structure by opposing its outward thrusts, especially a projecting support built into or against the outside of a masonry wall.
  13. purvue
    the scope of the influence or concerns of something
  14. rife
    of common or frequent occurrence
  15. facture
    the act, process, or manner of making anything; construction.
  16. ephemeral
    lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory
  17. adze
    a heavy hand tool with a steel cutting blade attached at right angles to a wooden handle, used for dressing timber

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  18. augmentative
    Grammar/language:  pertaining to or productive of a form denoting increased size or intensity
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Misc vocabulary
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