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amphitheater - oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena
dirge - funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)
colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
uninhibited - having no inhibitions; free in behavior and feelings
bombastic - pompous; using inflated language
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
pathetic - causing sadness, compassion, pity; touching
ample - enough; abundant; spacious; large in size; Ex. ample opportunity/garden; N. amplitude: quality of being ample; abundance; largeness of space
ineffectual - not effective; not having a desired effect; weak
terse - concise; abrupt; pithy