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empathy - ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.; identification with and understanding of another's feelings; V. empathize; CF. sympathy
forte - strong point or special talent in a person's character
qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
qualify - reach a necessary standard; limit the meaning of something stated
jubilation - rejoicing; great joy
vulgar - of the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
slaughter - killing of animals for food; massacre; V: butcher (animals) for food; kill in large numbers
cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
plaintive - expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
meter - arrangement of words in the form of poetry (by accentual rhythm)