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oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
raconteur - story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill
rubble - fragments (esp. from a destroyed building)
brindled - tawny or grayish with streaks or spots (of animals)
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
celibate - abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy
dingy - (of things and place) dirty and dull; Ex. dingy street/curtain
capacious - spacious