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repertoire - list of works of music, drama, etc., a performer is prepared to present; CF. repertory
debutante - young woman making formal entrance into society
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
inhibited - (of a person) unable to express what one really feels
physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
ultimatum - last demand; last warning; last statement of conditions that must be met; Ex. They have ignored our ultimatum.
callus - area of thick hard skin
annuity - yearly allowance
knoll - little round hill; hillock
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity