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contempt - scorn; disdain; ADJ. contemptuous; CF. contemptible
consolidation - unification; process of becoming firmer or stronger; V. consolidate: merge; strengthen
assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
emblazon - ornament richly (a shield or flag); N. emblazonment
volatile - changeable; of a quickly changing nature (as of temper); mercurial; tending to violence; evaporating rapidly; Ex. volatile character/situation in the street
travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
remorse - deep regret for wrongdoing; guilt; self-reproach
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
genre - particular variety of art or literature
thematic - of a theme; relating to a unifying motif or idea