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::: repertoire - list of works of music, drama, etc., a performer is prepared to present; CF. repertory
::: squeamish - easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.
::: hydrophobia - fear of water; rabies
::: abjure - renounce upon oath
::: festive - joyous; celebratory; relating to a feast or festival
::: fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
::: dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
::: quorum - minimal number of members necessary to conduct a meeting
::: infest - inhabit in numbers large enough to be harmful; Ex. Mice infested the house; Ex. shark-infested waters
::: schematic - of a schema or scheme; relating to an outline or diagram; using a system of symbols; N. schema: diagrammatic representation; outline