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papyrus - ancient paper made from stem of papyrus plant
executioner - person administering capital punishment
flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
compost - mixture of decaying organic matter used as fertilizer; V: put or make compost
mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish
glib - fluent (with insincerity or superficiality); facile; slick
ambiguous - unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation
tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
misogynist - hater of woman; CF. misogyny