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enterprise - willingness to take new ventures; initiative; business organization; plan (that is difficult or daring); Ex. their latest enterprise to sail round the world in a small boat
allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable
calculated - deliberately planned; likely
skeptic - sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism
healthful - conducive to good health; Ex. healthful mountain air
static - having no motion; unchanging; lacking development; N. stasis: stable state
antithesis - contrast; direct opposite of or to; ADJ. antithetic or antithetical
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
exhilarating - invigorating and refreshing; cheering; V. exhilarate: make cheerful and excited; Ex. exhilarated by the ride in the sports car