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Glossary of E3AP Vocab List 4

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understatemente
statement with restraint esp. for effect; represented as less than is the case
frugal
economical, thrifty; costing little; cheap
ponderous
of very great weight, unwieldy, clumsy, oppressively dull; laborious
protracted
notably long; drawn out
dwindle
diminish: make or become steadily less; to decrease
vulnerable
open to attack; capable of being wounded; sucseptible to attack; exposed
autonomy
self-government; self-sufficient
prosperous
favorable; marked by success or economic well-being
monolithic
large and powerful that acts as a single unified force; concrete, solid; massive, huge
masonry
art, trade, or work of a mason (skilled worker who builds with stone, brick, or concrete); stonework
staid
sober, sedate, serious, reserved
antedilucian
antiquated; period before the Biblical flood
fertile
productive, producing plentifully; capbale of developing or reproducing
edifice
large building
grandiose
impressive, imposing; affectedly splendid; huge in imagination (abstract)
imposing
impressive because of size, bearing, dignity, or grandeur or power; intimidating, striking
adjacent
situated near or next
brawny
muscular stength; strong, powerful
breadth
width; comprehensive qualty; scope (how much covered)
industrious
diligent, busy, productive
muse
to become absorbed in thoughtl; ponder, contemplate
erratic
having no fixed course; inconsistent; eccentric, random
assiduous
steadily attentive; diligent
novel
new, unusual, stange, having no precedent

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