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inveigle - deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
ovoid - egg-shaped; CF. ovum; CF. ovulate
volley - simultaneous discharge of a number of shots; V.
impersonal - not being a person; not showing personal feelings; Ex. impersonal force/manner/organization
reverberate - echo repeatedly; resound; Ex. The thunder reverberated across the valley.
crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
sully - defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
insolvent - bankrupt; lacking money to pay; N. insolvency