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subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
quip - taunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.
chivalrous - courteous; faithful; brave; N. chivalry
connivance - pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance; permission to offend; V. connive: feign ignorance (of a wrong); cooperate secretly in an illegal action; conspire
solemnity - seriousness; gravity
deliberate - consider; ponder; ADJ: done on purpose; slow
guise - outward appearance; costume; Ex. in a new guise
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
reciprocal - mutual; given and received in return; exchangeable; interacting; Ex. reciprocal trade agreement
staccato - played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause