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fauna - animals of a period or region; CF. flora
amphitheater - oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass
ventilate - admit fresh air into to replace stale air
canto - division of a long poem
niggardly - meanly stingy; parsimonious; N. niggard: stingy person
hue_and_cry - outcry; loud cry or clamor; strong protest; Ex. hue and cry against the new rule
guileless - without deceit
rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
predetermine - determine in advance; predestine; settle or decide beforehand; influence markedly