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levity - lack of seriousness or steadiness; frivolity; lightness of manner
abolish - cancel; put an end to
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
claustrophobia - fear of being locked in
astronomical - enormously large or extensive
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
incandescent - strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position