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amphitheater - oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
estimable - (of a person) worthy of esteem; admirable; deserving esteem; possible to estimate
vehement - forceful; intensely emotional; with marked vigor; strong; N. vehemence
lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
forward - presumptuous or bold
hindsight - understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened
transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
mettle - courage (to continue bravely in spite of difficulties); spirit; ADJ. mettlesome
genuflect - bend the knee as in worship