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propriety - fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
juxtapose - place side by side; CF. next
onomatopoeia - words formed in imitation of natural sounds
venerate - revere; treat with great respect
melancholy - gloomy; morose; blue; N. ADJ. melancholic; CF. melancholia
empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
prosody - art of versification; study of the metrical structure of verse
furrow - long shallow trench made by a plow; deep wrinkle in the skin; V.
intermittent - periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals