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::: oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
::: timbre - quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)
::: stentorian - (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad
::: problematic - causing a problem; open to doubt; doubtful; unsettled; questionable; Ex. Whether the arena will ever be completed is problematic.
::: transpire - (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores
::: languish - lose animation or strength
::: hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
::: tenuous - thin; slim; rare
::: comatose - in a coma; extremely sleepy
::: carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)