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allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
entrance - put under a spell(condition caused by magical power); carry away(fill with strong feeling) with emotion; put into a trance; fill with delight
trepidation - fear; nervous apprehension
shard - fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
forebears - (forbears) ancestors
fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
propriety - fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
staccato - played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause
beset - harass or trouble from all directions; hem in
umbrage - resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness