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Word: metrical

Definition: metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer

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::: soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
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::: artifice - deception; trickery
::: spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
::: decorous - proper (in behavior, conduct, or appearance)
::: scenario - plot outline; screenplay(script for a movie); opera libretto; outline of possible future events
::: edify - instruct; correct morally
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::: coax - persuade by flattery