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amphitheater - oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena
Machiavellian - crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
odorous - having an odor
dynamo - generator for producing electricity; energetic person
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
raspy - making a harsh noise; grating; harsh
mauve - pale purple
fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
complacency - self-satisfaction; smugness; ADJ. complacent