Just making notes of words I don't know.

  • brouse: paper mulberry (atree)
  • apocryphal: questionable veracity
  • chiaroscuro: monochrome, of different shades
  • afflatus: inspiration
  • aleatory: dependent on chance
  • elision: omission of sounds to make it easier to pronounce
  • flensed - to strip the blubber or the skin from
  • ichor: is the golden ethereal fluid that is the Greek gods' blood, ambrosia or nectar.palimpset: writing material (as a parchment or tablet) used one or more times after earlier writing has been erased.
  • perterite: past
  • surbated: bruised/battered from overuse (as in hooves)