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madrigal - pastoral song; song for several singers without instruments
plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
amulet - charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck
cohabit - live together
cadence - rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
mogul - powerful person; Ex. oil moguls; CF. Mogol, Moghul; CF. Mongolian
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
induce - persuade; lead to do something; bring about; N. inducement
welter - confusion; turmoil; confused mass; bewildering jumble; Ex. welter of data