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oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
insomnia - wakefulness; inability to sleep
migratory - wandering; V. migrate: move from one region and settle in another; move periodically from one region to another
underhand - (underhanded) done slyly and secretly (being dishonest)
appellation - name; title
queasy - experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy
stymie - thwart; present an obstacle; stump
agility - nimbleness; ability to move quickly
smolder - smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction