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acoustics - science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in
embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
pandemonium - wild tumult(commotion); wild noisy disorder; CF. Paradise Lost
sumptuous - grand suggesting great expense; lavish; rich; Ex. sumptuous feast
spate - sudden flood or rush; Ex. spate of accidents
sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
provender - dry food for livestock; fodder
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
incisive - (appreciatively) cutting; sharp; Ex. incisive remarks; V. incise: make a cut into