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arcane - esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated; Ex. arcane ritual; Ex. arcane process closed to the uninitiated listener
reminiscence - recollection; V. reminisce: recollect the past
centigrade - denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
carnage - destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
debonair - (of men) friendly, charming, and fashionably dressed; aiming to please; CF. of good disposition
pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
recital - act of reciting publicly; detailed account; performance of music or dance (by a solo performer)
gastronomy - art and science of preparing and serving good food; CF. gastronome
premise - assumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based