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refectory - dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
rotund - (of a person) fat and round
anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
futile - useless; hopeless; ineffectual
deadpan - wooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face
quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
effervescence - inner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce
titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
sleigh - large vehicle drawn by a horse over snow or ice