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industrious - diligent; hard-working; N. industry
impale - pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
cavalcade - procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages; parade; CF. cavalry
gargoyle - waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
cardinal - chief; most important; N: priest; cardinal number: number that shows quantity rather thatn order
finery - beautiful clothes for a special occasion
recital - act of reciting publicly; detailed account; performance of music or dance (by a solo performer)
pacifist - one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
clipper - sailing vessel built for great speed