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disinter
VERB

to take out of the grave or tomb
elegy
NOUN

a song or poem expressing sorrow or lamentation especially for one who is dead
eulogy
NOUN

a commendatory oration or writing especially in honor of one deceased
encomium
NOUN

glowing and warmly enthusiastic praise
requiem
NOUN

a solemn chant (as a dirge) for the repose of the dead
paean
NOUN

a joyous song or hymn of praise, tribute, thanksgiving, or triumph
frieze
NOUN

the part of an entablature between the architrave and the cornice
nave
NOUN

the main part of the interior of a church; especially : the long narrow central hall in a cruciform church that rises higher than the aisles flanking it to form a clerestory
recondite
ADJECTIVE

1. hidden from sight : CONCEALED
2. difficult or impossible for one of ordinary understanding or knowledge to comprehend : DEEP <a recondite subject>
inimitable
ADJECTIVE

not capable of being imitated : MATCHLESS
peremptory (as in a debate)
ADJECTIVE

putting an end to or precluding a right of action, debate, or delay; specifically : not providing an opportunity to show cause why one should not comply
peremptory (in describing a person)
ADJECTIVE

characterized by often imperious or arrogant self-assurance
banal
ADJECTIVE

lacking originality, freshness, or novelty : TRITE
specious
ADJECTIVE

having deceptive attraction or allure
sophistic
ADJECTIVE

plausible but fallacious

(of or relating to sophists , sophistry, or the ancient Sophists)
quotidian
ADJECTIVE

occuring every day
OR
commonplace, ordinary
ineluctable
ADJECTIVE

inevitable;
not to be avoided, changed, or resisted

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