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horde - crowd; swarm
sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
parsimony - stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
reprise - musical repetition; repeating of a piece of music; repeat performance; recurrent action; Ex. reprise in the finale; Ex. constant reprises
entomology - study of insects
invulnerable - incapable of injury; impossible to damage or injure
marsupial - one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather); CF. kangaroo, opossum, wombat