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embed - (imbed) enclose; place in something; fix firmly in a surrounding mass
potpourri - heterogeneous mixture; medley; mixture of dried flower petals a pot (to give a pleasant smell to a room)
timbre - quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)
caricature - distortion; burlesque
plebiscite - direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
waylay - ambush; lie in wait for and attack
numismatist - person who collects coins; N. numismatics: study or collection of money, coins, and medals
codicil - supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
discompose - disturb the composure of; confuse