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celerity - speed; rapidity
spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
clapper - striker (tongue) of a bell
bizarre - fantastic; violently contrasting; noticeably odd; strikingly unconventional
lachrymose - producing tears; tearful
marshal - put in order; guide ceremoniously to the correct place; Ex. marshal the children into the museum; N: military officer; official
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
masticate - chew