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::: prelate - church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
::: soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
::: consanguineous - (consanguine) having a common ancestor
::: billowing - swelling out in waves; surging
::: flotsam - drifting wreckage
::: propulsive - driving forward; N. propulsion
::: pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
::: filigree - delicate ornamental lacelike metalwork
::: mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
::: dormant - sleeping; temporarily inactive; lethargic; latent