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devise - think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest
taut - tight; strained; tense; ready; OP. slack
worldly - engrossed in matters of this earth; not spiritual; of the material world
pundit - authority on a subject; expert; learned person
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
dilute - make (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength; Ex. dilute the influence of the president
reprimand - reprove severely; rebuke; N.
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
representational - (of a style of art) showing things as they actually appear in real life