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oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
pith - core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance
seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
escapade - prank; flighty conduct; reckless adventure that disobeys rules
indignation - anger at an injustice; Ex. righteous indignation; ADJ. indignant
astronomical - enormously large or extensive
discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
overt - open to view; public; not secret; CF. covert
embody - give a bodily form to; incorporate; include