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reparation - compensation (for loss or wrong); amends; Ex. make reparation for the damage; CF. repair
actuate - motivate; activate; cause to act
impervious - impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed; incapable of being affected (in one's opinions); Ex. impervious to water/criticism
patrician - noble; aristocratic; N: person of high rank; aristocrat; CF. member of the governing classes in ancient Rome; CF. plebian
cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
edify - instruct; correct morally
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
rue - regret; lament; mourn; Ex. He will rue the day; N. ADJ. rueful
benefactor - gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose