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monograph - scholarly article
appraise - estimate value of; N. appraisal
blemish - mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
seasonal - of a particular season; Ex. seasonal rise in employment
subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
courier - messenger
mogul - powerful person; Ex. oil moguls; CF. Mogol, Moghul; CF. Mongolian
carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
festive - joyous; celebratory; relating to a feast or festival