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devotee - enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
countermand - cancel; revoke (an order)
grotesque - fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)
simper - smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly
entomology - study of insects
rhapsody - excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form (as if made up as one plays it)
ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
tenuous - thin; slim; rare
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.