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execrable - very bad; detestable
elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
amphitheater - oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena
parody - humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
fundamental - basic; primary; essential
emolument - salary; payment for an office; compensation
proscenium - part of stage in front of curtain; front arch of a stage
surge - powerful movement of or like a wave; V.