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ovation - enthusiastic applause
parameter - limit; independent variable; Ex. parameters of the problem; Ex. within the parameters of the budget
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
adulation - flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved
terse - concise; abrupt; pithy
cardiologist - doctor specializing in ailments of the heart
knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
padre - chaplain (in the armed forces)
reprise - musical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action; Ex. reprise in the finale; Ex. constant reprises