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::: platonic - purely spiritual; theoretical; without sensual desire
::: lampoon - ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
::: bereavement - state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft
::: subsequent - following in time or order; later
::: metamorphosis - change of form; Ex. metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly; V. metamorphose: change by metamorphosis
::: generate - cause; produce; create
::: phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
::: delusive - deceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes; Ex. delusive promises
::: crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
::: motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure