Vocabulary: Sponging the Guns Edition

syndic: a representative for a corporation or university; also, certain civil magistrates
pyx: a container for the eucharist; also, a container for specimen coins at a mint
lipsanotheca: the container inside a reliquary which contains the relic
mora: a unit of time equal to a short syllable (a poetic metric)
autochthonous: born of the earth; sprung from the ground
inenubilable: indistinct; unable to be made clearly visible
matross: obsolete term for an artillery gunner’s assistant
lief: beloved, or willing, or preferred
orgulous: proud, haughty