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allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
disinclination - unwillingness
congenial - pleasant; friendly; in agreement with one's tastes and nature; Ex. congenial weather
mannered - affected; not natural; Ex. mannered way of speech
flippant - lacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy
sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
collaborate - work together; cooperate treasonably with the enemy
maudlin - effusively sentimental
forerunner - predecessor; one that comes before and indicates the approach of another
zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life