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repartee - quick clever reply
embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
amphibian - able to live both on land and in water; N.
epilogue - short speech at conclusion of dramatic work
homily - sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic
astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
libel - defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character; V. ADJ. libelous
stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer