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orator - public speaker
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
fresco - painting on wet plaster (usually fresh)
liquidate - settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
cringe - shrink back as if in fear; cower
subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
calamity - disaster; misery
ineffectual - not effective; not having a desired effect; weak
shuffle - mix together; jumble; move (something) from one place to another; slide (the feet) along the ground while walking; Ex. shuffle papers from one pile to another; N.
unwieldy - awkward (to carry or move); cumbersome; unmanageable