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thematic - of a theme; relating to a unifying motif or idea
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
discord - conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)
discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
concordat - formal agreement
arduous - hard; strenuous; Ex. arduous work
carillon - a set of bells (often in a tower) capable of being played
brandish - wave around (a weapon); flourish
rhapsodize - speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner; Ex. rhapsodize over the beauty of the scenery