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madrigal - pastoral song; song for several singers without instruments
evince - show clearly
migratory - wandering; V. migrate: move from one region and settle in another; move periodically from one region to another
avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard
shoddy - made of inferior material; sham; not genuine; inferior; dishonest; Ex. shoddy goods/trick
caustic - burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless
adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
ruse - trick to deceive; stratagem
serpentine - winding; twisting; of or like a serpent; Ex. serpentine course of the river; N. serpent: snake