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edifice - building (of imposing size)
constraint - restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
nocturnal - done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
symbiosis - interdependent relationship (between groups, species) often mutually beneficial; ADJ. symbiotic; CF. together + life
granulate - form into grains or granules; N. granule: grain or particle
adjutant - staff officer assisting the commander; assistant
libretto - text of an opera or oratorio; CF. book
nirvana - in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars