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Word: cantata

Definition: story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)


More Vocab Words

::: casualty - serious or fatal accident; person killed or wounded in an accident or battle
::: clasp - hold firmly within arms
::: sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
::: purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
::: detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
::: amble - walking at an easy unhurried pace; V: walk slowly and aimlessly
::: regime - method of system or government
::: usury - lending money at illegal high rates of interest
::: manifesto - public declaration of principles; statement of policy
::: foppish - vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance