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academic - related to a school; not practical or directly useful
archaeology - study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
dilapidated - falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle; N. dilapidation
rhapsody - excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form (as if made up as one plays it)
buffet - strike forcefully; slap; batter; knock out; N: table with food set out for people to server themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set
ballast - heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
simile - comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
pivotal - of a pivot; central; critical; crucial