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dirge - funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)
prototype - original work used as a model by others
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
inconsistency - state of being self-contradictory; lack of uniformity or steadiness; ADJ. inconsistent: displaying a lack of consistency; erratic; contradictory; incompatible
forge - counterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated
caucus - private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
corrode - destroy or wear away gradually by chemical action (over a long period)
rally - come or bring together; call up or summon (forces, vital powers, etc.); revive or recuperate (after illness or difficulty); N: act of rallying; mass gathering
foray - raid; sudden raid or military advance; V.
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column