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prosody - art of versification; study of the metrical structure of verse
indigenous - native; Ex. plant indigenous to the New World
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
masquerade - wear a mask or disguise; pretend; N: costume party or ball at which masks are worn; pretense; disguise
douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
connubial - pertaining to marriage or the matrimonial state
precedent - preceding (in time, rank, etc.)
acquittal - deliverance from a charge; V. acquit: free from a charge or accusation; discharge from a duty; conduct (oneself) in a specified manner
careen - lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger
irascible - irritable; easily angered