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laity - laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
besiege - surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
solicit - entreat; request earnestly; seek to obtain; Ex. solicit votes; CF. solicitor: one who solicits; chief law officer
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
episodic - (of a story or play) loosely connected; made up of separate and loosely connected parts; N. episode: incident in the course of an experience
memorial - something, such as a monument or holiday, intended to honor the memory of a person or event; ADJ: commemorative
marshal - put in order; guide ceremoniously to the correct place; Ex. marshal the children into the museum; N: military officer; official
chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
colossus - gigantic statue; person or thing of great size or importance