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emaciated - thin and wasted (from hunger or illness)
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
rotundity - roundness; sonorousness of speech
calamity - disaster; misery
extradition - surrender of prisoner by one state to another; Ex. extradition treaty; V. extradite
machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
fanciful - whimsical; visionary; imaginary; produced by imagination; Ex. fanciful scheme
languish - lose animation or strength