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sonic - of sound or its speed in air; CF. subsonic, supersonic
parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
decorous - proper (in behavior, conduct, or appearance)
droll - queer and amusing
placid - peaceful; calm; Ex. placid child/lake
rebuttal - refutation; response with contrary evidence; V. rebut: refute; disprove
cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
gyroscope - apparatus used to maintain balance, ascertain direction, etc.
escapade - prank; flighty conduct; reckless adventure that disobeys rules