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inordinate - beyond reasonable limits; unrestrained; excessive; Ex. inordinate demands
archetype - prototype; primitive pattern
cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
contrite - penitent; repentant; N. contrition
pilfer - steal things of small value; filch; snitch
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
noose - loop formed in a rope
funereal - sad; solemn; suitable for a funeral
lampoon - ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
onomatopoeia - words formed in imitation of natural sounds