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crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
casualty - serious or fatal accident; person killed or wounded in an accident or battle
vulgar - of the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
servitude - slavery; compulsory labor imposed as a punishment
reparable - capable of being repaired
subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
rakish - jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.
whinny - neigh like a horse; CF. neigh: make the sound which horses make