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brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
lofty - very high
glaring - (of something bad) highly conspicuous; harshly bright; shining intensely and blindingly
repertoire - list of works of music, drama, etc., a performer is prepared to present; CF. repertory
eclectic - selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources; selecting individual elements from a variety of sources; N. eclecticism
lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
eccentricity - oddity; idiosyncrasy