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metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
gesticulation - motion; gesture; V. gesticulate: make gestures (while speaking)
oligarchy - government by a privileged few
linger - loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.
accommodate - oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt; make enough space for; ADJ. accommodative; CF. accomodating: helpful and obliging
pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
anesthetic - substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness; N. anesthesia
intuition - immediate insight; power of knowing without reasoning; ADJ. intuitive; V. intuit: know by intuition
variegated - (esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored
respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve