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compilation - listing of information in tabular or book form; compiling
espouse - adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal
ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
volatile - changeable; of a quickly changing nature (as of temper); mercurial; tending to violence; evaporating rapidly; Ex. volatile character/situation in the street
amiss - wrong; faulty; Ex. something amiss; ADV.
incline - slope; slant; Ex. steep incline
sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
diorama - life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background