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gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment
proscenium - part of stage in front of curtain; front arch of a stage
pith - core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance
refractory - unmanageable; disobedient and stubborn; Ex. refractory horse
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
glut - overstock; fill beyond capacity (with food); fill to excess; N: oversupply
civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
posture - assume an affected pose; act artificially; N: pose; attitude
eerie - weird; causing fear because strange
fritter - waste (time or money on unimportant things)