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oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
mongrel - plant or animal (esp. a dog) of mixed breed; ADJ.
grueling - exhausting; Ex. grueling marathon race
acetic - vinegary
eccentric - irregular; odd; unconventional; whimsical; bizarre; not concentric
epaulet - (epaulette) ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc.)
obsequy - funeral ceremony
refectory - dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
facilitate - help bring about; make less difficult