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reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
requiem - mass for the dead; dirge
conformist - person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms
plummet - fall sharply; fall straight down; Ex. Stock prices plummeted.
prosody - art of versification; study of the metrical structure of verse
unsullied - untarnished; CF. sully
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
infidel - unbeliever (with respect to a particular religion)
forthright - straightforward; direct; frank
lank - long and thin; Ex. Lank, gaunt, Abraham Lincoln