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chimerical - fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; N. chimera: unreal fancy; fire-breathing female creature
parlance - language; manner of speaking; idiom; Ex. in legal/common parlance
rejoinder - reply; retort; comeback; V. rejoin: say in reply
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
drama - prose or verse composition to be performed by actors; play; exciting and unusual situation
numismatist - person who collects coins; N. numismatics: study or collection of money, coins, and medals
humus - substance or rich soil formed by decaying vegetable matter; CF. soil
fulcrum - support on which a lever rests or pivots
acquiesce - assent; agree passively; comply without protest
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens