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extraneous - not essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject
clamber - climb by crawling with difficulties; scramble
imperative - absolutely necessary; that must be done; critically important; expressing command; Ex. It is imperative that; N: something that must be done
sentient - capable of sensation and conscious; aware; sensitive; Ex. sentient creature; N. sentience
sordid - filthy; foul; base; vile; Ex. sordid bed/story
hiatus - gap; pause; gap or interruption in space or time; break
metaphysical - pertaining to speculative philosophy; of metaphysics; N. metaphysics: branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality
bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
delineate - portray; depict; sketch; describe; N. delineation
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata