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::: oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
::: reprieve - postponement or cancelation of a punishment; temporary stay; V: postpone or cancel the punishment of
::: pedantic - bookish; showing off learning; marked by an excessive ostentatious concern for book learning; N. pedantry
::: hindrance - block; obstacle; V. hinder
::: zealot - one who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
::: periphery - outside edge especially of a round surface; perimeter; Ex. periphery of the town
::: delude - deceive
::: luscious - pleasing to taste or smell; delicious
::: addle - make or become confused; muddle; drive crazy; become rotten (egg)
::: manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative