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reparation - compensation (for loss or wrong); amends; Ex. make reparation for the damage; CF. repair
libretto - text of an opera or oratorio; CF. book
sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
pedant - scholar who overemphasizes book learning, trivial details of learning, or technicalities
permeable - that can be permeated; penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through; V. permeate: spread or flow throughout; charge
derivative - unoriginal; obtained from another source; Ex. derivative prose style; N.
evanescent - fleeting; vanishing; soon disappearing; V. evanesce
sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
ploy - strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy
simian - monkeylike; N: ape or monkey