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::: matin - \'ee(matinee) dramatic or musical performance given in the afternoon
::: malapropos - inappropriate; ADV.
::: reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
::: abash - embarrass
::: luminary - celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
::: sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
::: immobility - state of being immovable
::: contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
::: pariah - social outcast; Ex. Mariah the pariah
::: pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire