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gold and silver in the form of bars

The meaning of the word bullion is gold and silver in the form of bars.

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vicissitudechange (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
nadirlowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith
scaleclimb up; ascend; remove or come off in scales; N: flake of epidermis; ascending or descending series of musical tones
idiomexpression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
spurnreject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
pomposityself-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt(pompous person); ADJ. pompous: self-important
groovelong narrow channel made in a surface to guide the movement of something; Ex. groove of the record
luxuriantabundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
weatherpass safely through (a storm or difficult period); endure the effects of weather or other forces
placatepacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease