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tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
cede - yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
congenial - pleasant; friendly; in agreement with one's tastes and nature; Ex. congenial weather
wrongheaded - stubbornly wrong
tempestuous - stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm
timbre - quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)
grueling - exhausting; Ex. grueling marathon race
excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
optional - not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options