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bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin
oratorio - dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
paroxysm - fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst
runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
provision - act of providing; something provided; preparatory measure; provisions: necessary supplies (esp. food); stipulation; condition in an agreement; Ex. According to the provisions of the agreement
recline - lie down
excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
incarnation - act of assuming a human body and human nature; one who personifies something; personification; Ex. previous incarnation/reincarnation