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oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
yeoman - man or farmer owning small estate; middle-class farmer
abstract - theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
outcast - one that has been excluded from a society; ADJ.
berserk - mad with violent anger; frenzied; madly excited
drudgery - hard unpleasant work; menial work
barterer - trader; V. barter: trade; exchange good for other goods rather than money
innovation - change; something newly introduced; introduction of something new; V. innovate: begin or introduce (something new); be creative; ADJ. innovative
shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.