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chant - tune(melody) in which a number of words are sung on the same note; V: sing (a chant); utter (a slogan) in the manner of a chant
suitor - man who is courting a woman
astral - relating to the stars
palatial - of or suitable for a palace; magnificent
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
formality - ceremonious quality; ceremonious adherence to rules; something done just for form's sake; Ex. mere formality
pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire
draught - current of air (through a room or to a fire); act of pulling roads; act of swallowing liquid or amount of liquid swallowed at a time
incendiary - arsonist; ADJ: causing fire; of arson; Ex. incendiary bomb