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retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
brocade - rich, figured(patterned) fabric
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
mason - one who builds or works with stone or brick; N. masonry: work of a mason; stonework or brickwork
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
peripatetic - walking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy
cornucopia - horn (or horn-shaped container) overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance; horn of plenty
politic - prudent; judicious; well judged; expedient; well devised
arraign - charge in court; indict
seminary - school for training future ministers; secondary school, especially for young women