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cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures
doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
nettle - irritate; annoy; vex; ADJ. nettlesome
gild - cover with a thin layer of gold
expatriate - exile; someone who has withdrawn from his native land; V: exile; banish; leave one's country
exacting - extremely demanding; Ex. exacting standard of safety
cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
timbre - quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)
headlong - hasty; rash; headfirst; ADV.