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libretto - text of an opera or oratorio; CF. book
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
iota - very small quantity
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
dismember - cut into small parts; cut (a body) apart limb from limb
litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
prodigal - wasteful; reckless with money; profuse; Ex. a mind prodigal of ideas; N. prodigality
douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
humility - humbleness of spirit
etymology - study of word parts; study of the origins of words