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matin - \'ee(matinee) dramatic or musical performance given in the afternoon
homily - sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic
makeshift - temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
disabuse - correct a false impression; undeceive; free from a wrong belief
archives - public records; place where public records are kept
determinate - having a fixed order of procedure; precisely defined; invariable; fixed; conclusive; final
abbreviate - shorten
chaste - morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
insuperable - insurmountable; unbeatable; Ex. insuperable difficulties