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::: cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
::: appraise - estimate value of; N. appraisal
::: staccato - played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause
::: soothsayer - one who foretells the future
::: assay - analyze (to discover what materials are present); evaluate (soil or ore)
::: nostalgia - homesickness; longing for the past; Ex. nostalgia for the clothes of 1920s; ADJ. nostalgic
::: explicit - totally clear; definite; outspoken
::: quail - cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
::: conducive - helpful; contributive; V. conduce; Ex. conduce to/towards
::: venial - (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial