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solitude - state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
covetous - avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)
flounder - struggle and thrash about; proceed clumsily or falter (as in water, mud, snow, etc.); proceed in confusion
exorcise - drive out evil spirits
negate - cancel out; nullify; cause to have no effect; deny; N. negation
argot - slang; speech spoken by only a small group of people
gaffe - social blunder
inamorata - woman whom a man loves
proponent - supporter; backer; opposite of opponent