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::: madrigal - pastoral song; song for several singers without instruments
::: prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
::: excise - cut away; cut out; N: government tax on good produced and used inside a country; N. excision
::: recital - act of reciting publicly; detailed account; performance of music or dance (by a solo performer)
::: infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
::: infest - inhabit in numbers large enough to be harmful; Ex. Mice infested the house; Ex. shark-infested waters
::: ulterior - intentionally hidden; beyond what is evident; situated beyond; unstated and often questionable; Ex. ulterior motive
::: diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
::: corpulent - very fat; N. corpulence
::: striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line