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whimsical - capricious; fanciful; amusingly strange
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
acquittal - deliverance from a charge; V. acquit: free from a charge or accusation; discharge from a duty; conduct (oneself) in a specified manner
vanguard - forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
solitude - state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
cabal - small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
zenith - point directly overhead in the sky; summit; acme; highest point
inexorable - relentless; unyielding; implacable; not capable of being changed by entreaty or efforts; Ex. inexorable price rises