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gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
facade - (fa\c{c}ade) front or face (of building); superficial or false appearance
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
retinue - following; attendants
stoop - bend forward and down; lower or debase oneself; fall to a lower standard of behavior by doing something; condescend; Ex. stoop to lying
halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
prerogative - privilege; unquestionable right; CF. ask before
dint - means; effort; Ex. by dint of hard work
amend - correct; change ; generally for the better