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::: oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
::: seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
::: impudence - impertinence; insolence
::: smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
::: profusion - great amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure; Ex. profusion of choices; ADJ. profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant
::: penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
::: homage - honor; tribute; great respect; Ex. pay/do homage to
::: cadence - rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
::: patrimony - property inherited from a father
::: broach - introduce as a subject; moot; open up