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::: aperture - opening; hole; adjustable opening in a camera that limits the amount of light
::: disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
::: renown - fame; ADJ. renowned
::: modicum - limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
::: penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
::: drama - prose or verse composition to be performed by actors; play; exciting and unusual situation
::: retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
::: gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
::: idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
::: chalice - goblet; consecrated cup