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::: cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
::: distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
::: exertion - effort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort
::: connubial - pertaining to marriage or the matrimonial state
::: persevere - continue steadily in spite of difficulties
::: supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
::: relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
::: waive - give up temporarily; yield; N. waiver: waiving a right or claim; document that waives a right or claim
::: nether - lower; Ex. nether garments/regions
::: polygamist - one who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry