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::: canto - division of a long poem
::: sadistic - inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty
::: apothegm - (apophthegm) pithy, compact saying
::: repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
::: repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
::: multilingual - having many languages; fluent in several languages
::: disparate - basically different; impossible to compare; unrelated
::: pulpit - raised platform used in preaching (in a church)
::: swell - long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking; V.
::: cadence - rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm