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elegy - poem or song expressing lamentation (for the dead); ADJ. elegiacal, elegiac
tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
desperado - reckless, desperate outlaw
mitigate - appease; moderate; make or become less in force or intensity
deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
frock - long loose garment (worn by monks)
allure - entice; attract; tempt
maraud - move in search of plunder; Ex. marauding army
uproarious - marked by commotion or uproar; very noisy (esp. with laughter); hilarious; causing loud laughter; extremely funny