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cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
peripheral - of a periphery; marginal; outer; of minor importance; not central; Ex. peripheral nerve/interest
denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful
peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
supine - lying on back; passive; inactive; Ex. The defeated pugilist lay supine; Ex. supine acceptance of the decision
restitution - returning something (lost or stolen) to the rightful owner; reparation; indemnification; compensation for loss, damage, or injury
rampart - defensive mound of earth
inert - inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act; Ex. chemically inert; N. inertia: state of being inert; force which keeps a thing in the position or state
philanthropist - lover of mankind; doer of good; N. philanthropy