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::: blare - loud or harsh roar or screech; dazzling blaze of light
::: oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
::: diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
::: allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
::: catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
::: libertine - debauched person; dissolute or licentious person; rou\'e; CF. free
::: forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
::: solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
::: pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
::: incontrovertible - indisputable; impossible to dispute; not open to question; unquestionable