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obelisk - tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid
traverse - go through or across
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
canvass - determine or seek opinions, votes, etc.; go through (a region) to solicit votes or orders; conduct a survey; N.
rend - split; tear apart; N. rent; CF. heartrending: causing deep sorrow
lugubrious - mournful; sorrowful
slavish - of or like a slave; servile; showing no originality; copied very closely; Ex. slavish devotion/copy of the original
discursive - (of a person or writing) digressing; rambling (without any clear plan)
concise - brief and compact