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  1. Waft
    to send or convey lightly, as if in flight
  2. Refract
    • the act of a change in direction of a ray of
    • light, sound, heat or the like, in passing obliquely from one medium into
    • another in which its wave velocity is different.
  3. Imperceptible
    very light, gradual, or subtle
  4. Mausoleum
    a stately and magnificent tomb
  5. Olfactory
    of or pertaining to the sense of smell
  6. Proboscis
    the trunk of an elephant
  7. Proclivity
    natural of habitual inclination or tendency
  8. Fathom
    • to measure the depths of by means of a sounding
    • line; sound,
  9. Centrifuge
    • an apparatus that rotates at a high speed and
    • by centrifugal force separates substances of different densities, as milk and
    • cream
  10. Cacophony
    a harsh discordance of sound; dissonance
  11. Feign
    • to represent fictitiously; put on an appearance
    • of; to fake
  12. Cadence
    rhythmic flow of sequence of sounds or words
  13. Suffuse
    to overspread with or as with a liquid, color
  14. Saccarine
    of the nature of or resembling that of sugar
  15. Profusion
    abundance; abundant quantity
  16. Insidious
    intended to entrap or beguile
  17. Discourse
    • communication of thought by words; talk;
    • conversation
  18. Beatrific
    • bestowing bliss, blessings, happiness, or the
    • like
  19. Perfunctory
    • preformed merely as routine duty; hasty and
    • superficial
  20. Phosphorescence
    • the property of being luminous at temperatures
    • below incandescence, as from slow oxidation in the case of phosphorous or after
    • exposure to light of other radiation
  21. Penance
    • a punishment undergone in token of penitence for
    • sin
  22. Incriminate
    • to accuse of or present proof of a crime or
    • fault
  23. Converge
    • to tend to meet in a point or line; incline
    • toward each other, as lines that are not parallel
  24. Scythe:
    • an agricultural implement consisting of a long,
    • curving blade fastened at an angle to a handle, for cutting grass, grain, etc.
    • by hand
  25. Convoluted
    twisted; coiled
  26. Incessantly
    • continuing without interruption; ceaseless;
    • unending

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