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droll - queer and amusing
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
strident - loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
hindmost - furthest behind; farthest to the rear
usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
mason - one who builds or works with stone or brick; N. masonry: work of a mason; stonework or brickwork
deploy - spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line; distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically
sacrosanct - invioably sacred; most sacred; inviolable