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dirge - funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)
rakish - jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
topography - physical features of a region (such as the shape and height); CF. topo-: place
fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
hovel - shack; small wretched house
rectify - set right; correct; CF. rect-: right
gerontology - study of the sociological phenomena associated with old age
mottled - blotched in coloring; spotted; Ex. mottled face; V. mottle: mark with blotches of different colors
novelty - something new; newness; ADJ. novel: new; original
gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)