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malapropos - inappropriate; ADV.
languish - lose animation or strength
brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
address - direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech
flotsam - drifting wreckage
economy - efficiency or conciseness in using something; thrifty management of resources
pastiche - imitation of another's style in musical composition or in writing; work of art openly imitating the works of other artists
humus - substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil
phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)